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The Resource Angels of the underground : the American women who resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II, Theresa Kaminski

Angels of the underground : the American women who resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II, Theresa Kaminski

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Angels of the underground : the American women who resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II
Title
Angels of the underground
Title remainder
the American women who resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II
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Theresa Kaminski
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Language
eng
Summary
When the Japanese began their brutal occupation of the Philippines in January 1942, 76,000 ill and starving Filipino and American troops tried to hold out on Bataan and Corregidor. That spring, after having been forced to surrender, most of those men were thrown into Japanese POW camps while dozens of others slipped away to organize guerrilla forces. During the three violent years of occupation that followed, Allied sympathizers in Manila smuggled supplies and information to the guerrillas and the prisoners. Theresa Kaminski's Angels of the Underground tells the story of four American women who were part of this little-known resistance movement: Gladys Savary, Claire Phillips, Yay Panlilio, and Peggy Utinsky - all incredibly adept at skirting occupation authorities to support the Allied war effort. The nature of their clandestine work meant that the truth behind their dangerous activities had to be obscured as long as the Japanese occupied the Philippines. If caught, they would be imprisoned, tortured, and executed. Throughout the Pacific War, these four women remained hidden behind a veil of deceit and subterfuge. An impressive work of scholarship grounded in archival research, FBI documents, and memoirs, Angels of the Underground illuminates the complex political dimensions of the occupied Philippines and its importance to the war effort in the Pacific. Kaminski's narrative sheds light on the Japanese-occupied city of Manila; the Bataan Death March and subsequent incarceration of American military prisoners in camps O'Donnell and Cabanatuan; and the formation of guerrilla units in the mountains of Luzon. Angels of the Underground offers the compelling tale of four ordinary American women propelled by extraordinary circumstances into acts of heroism, and makes a significant contribution to the work on women's wartime experiences. Through the lives of Gladys, Yay, Claire, and Peggy, who never wavered in their belief that it was their duty as patriotic American women to aid the Allied cause, Kaminski highlights how women have always been active participants in war, whether or not they wear a military uniform
Summary
Drawing on archival research, FBI documents and memoirs, a harrowing story follows four American women who, driven by extraordinary circumstances into acts of heroism to aid the Allied cause, smuggled supplies and information to guerrillas and prisoners in Japanese POW camps, remaining hidden behind a veil of subterfuge to avoid capture
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contains biographical information
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10460279
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DLC
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1958-
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Kaminski, Theresa
Dewey number
940.53/599082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Philippines
  • Women guerrillas
  • Americans
  • Japanese Occupation of Philippines (1942-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Americans
  • Military participation
  • Underground movements, War
  • Women guerrillas
  • Philippines
Target audience
adult
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the American women who resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II
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Angels of the underground : the American women who resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II, Theresa Kaminski
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The colonial Philippines -- The four women -- Manila on the edge -- The Japanese attack -- The Japanese occupation of Manila -- Bataan -- "Is the war over?" -- Organizing relief and resistance in Manila -- Cabanatuan -- Guerrillas in the midst of the occupation -- The Manila underground -- Betrayal -- The unraveling [or "The fat is in the fire"] -- The war returns -- Bloodletting and liberation -- Freedom -- Resolution
Control code
ocn907657550
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199928248
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015015185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907657550
Label
Angels of the underground : the American women who resisted the Japanese in the Philippines in World War II, Theresa Kaminski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The colonial Philippines -- The four women -- Manila on the edge -- The Japanese attack -- The Japanese occupation of Manila -- Bataan -- "Is the war over?" -- Organizing relief and resistance in Manila -- Cabanatuan -- Guerrillas in the midst of the occupation -- The Manila underground -- Betrayal -- The unraveling [or "The fat is in the fire"] -- The war returns -- Bloodletting and liberation -- Freedom -- Resolution
Control code
ocn907657550
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199928248
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015015185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907657550

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