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American Experience: MacArthur
Learn about General Douglas MacArthur's life, including his experience in the Philippines. The site includes survivors' accounts of their ordeal in Bataan.

Hampton Sides on Ghost Soldiers
Hear author Hampton Sides describe the story of the Bataan rescue on this NPR Web site.

Back to Bataan: A Survivor's Story
Read the story of Alf Larson, a survivor of the Bataan death march and two Japanese concentration camps, as he recalls his ordeal and homecoming.

The Battling Bastards of Bataan
Visit the site of an organization dedicated to honoring those who died in Bataan, and perpetuating the story of Bataan as they experienced it.

Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation of New Mexico
Explore this site memorializing those who died in the Bataan death march and prison camps.

The Bataan Death March: A Collaborative Web Site
This site, a collaborative work of the Bataan Memorial Museum, the SER/SFPS Career Academy, an alternative Santa Fe high school for at-risk, predominantly Hispanic youth, and the Department of Education, presents a wealth of resources related to Bataan. See artifacts and maps, read interviews with Bataan survivors, and learn about the New Mexico roots of many of the Bataan POWs.

The Digital Journalist: Carl Mydans
Life magazine photographer Carl Mydans documented MacArthur and POWs in the Philippines during World War II. See some of his famous pictures in this online gallery.

Cabanatuan American Memorial
Visit the memorial site created by the survivors of the Cabanatuan death camp. It is located on the site of the camp and is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Japanese-POW Web Site
Access resources and learn more about American POWs held by the Japanese, including POW rosters, books, Web sites, and a listserv.

American Experience: Zoot Suit Riots
See how wartime Los Angeles erupted in violence when ethnic and racial tensions between servicemen and Mexican Americans boiled over. Site available in English and Spanish.

American Experience: Battle of the Bulge
This site provides harrowing details about the WWII battle that was the single biggest and bloodiest one American soldiers ever fought.

American Experience: D-Day
A pivotal turning point in history and the most dramatic single event in World War II, this is the story of the "battle of the world."

American Experience: Fly Girls
During World War II, more than a thousand American women signed up to fly for the military. This is their story.

American Experience: America and the Holocaust
Complex social and political factors shaped America's response to the Holocaust, from "Kristallnacht" in 1938 through the liberation of the death camps in 1945.

Web Sites | Articles | Books

Mucci, Henry A. "We Swore We'd Die or Do It." Saturday Evening Post, April 7, 1945.

Nardini, J. E. "Survival Factors in American Prisoners of War." American Journal of Psychiatry, 1952.

Schurtz, Christopher. "History of Bataan." Bataan Memorial 60th Anniversary Publication, April 2002.

Skelton, William Paul III. "The American Ex-Prisoner of War." The Veteran's Health Initiative, Department of Veteran's Affairs, April 2002 (document available on-line at

Web Sites | Articles | Books

Breuer, William B. The Great Raid on Cabanatuan. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 1994. Reprint 2002.

Holmes, Linda Goetz. Unjust Enrichment: How Japan's Companies Built Postwar Fortunes Using American POWs. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole, 2001.

Hunt, Ray. Behind Japanese Lines: an American Guerrilla in the Philippines. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 1986.

Jacobs, Eugene. Blood Brothers: A Medic's Sketchbook. New York: Carlton, 1985.

Johnson, Forrest. Hour of Redemption: The Heroic WWII Saga of America's Most Daring POW Rescue. New York: Warner Books, 1978. Reprint 2002.

Kenworthy, Aubrey Saint. The Tiger of Malaya. New York: Exposition Press, 1953.

Lampham, Robert. Lapham's Raiders: Guerrillas in the Philippines. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 1996.

Morton, Lewis. The Fall of the Philippines. Washington, DC: U.S. Army, 1989.

Norling, Bernard. The Intrepid Guerrillas of North Luzon. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 1999.

Philips, Claire, and Myron Goldsmith. Manila Espionage. Portland, Oregon: Binford's and Mort, 1947.

Piccigallo, Philip. The Japanese on Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East 1945-1951. Austin, Texas: University of Texas, 1979.

Sides, Hampton. Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission. New York: Doubleday, 2001.

Stienberg, Rafael. Return to the Philippines. Chicago: TimeLife Books, 1980.

Taylor, Lawrence, A Trial of Generals. South Bend, Indiana: Icarus Press, 1981.

Zich, Arthur. The Rising Sun. TimeLife Books, 1977.

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