Beyond the March of Death
Memoir of a Soldier’s Journey from Bataan to Nagasaki
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About the Book
The first to admit that he did not volunteer for military service, Myrrl W. McBride, Sr., was just a young man trying to work and return to college when he was drafted into a world completely foreign to him and a war he never envisioned. Soon he would suffer through one of the most tragic events in U.S. military history—the U.S. surrender at Bataan and the Bataan Death March.
This memoir, written in 1948 while memories were fresh but never before published, recounts the horrors of the march and its aftermath, followed by three and a half years as a prisoner of war at Camp O’Donnell, the Bilibid and Cabanatuan prisons, onboard a prison hellship, and in slave labor in Japan. The heartbreaking narrative reveals qualities that were undoubtedly critical to the author’s survival—his courage, ingenuity, sense of humor, and enduring hope.
About the Author(s)
Myrrl W. McBride, Sr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 3 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
Table of Contents
Foreword by Myrrl W. McBride, Jr., and Gerald F. McBride 1
I. In the Philippines 7
II. Death March and Camp O’Donnell 36
III. Contact with Guerrillas 58
IV. Cabanatuan and Bilibid Prisons 97
V. Prison Ship to Japan 103
VI. Slave at Yodogawa 107
VII. Slavery in Coal Mines 171
VIII. Liberation 184
Chapter Notes 195