The Great Raid on Cabanatuan

  • by William B. Breuer
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before General MacArthur could fulfill his stirring promise of "I shall return" and retake the Philippines from Japanese control, a remarkable rescue mission would have to take place. Captured American soldiers, emaciated and ill from brutal mistreatment, were still being held at the notorious Cabanatuan prison camp. A small band of Army Rangers set out on a daring rescue effort: to penetrate thirty miles into Japanese-controlled territory, storm the camp, and escape with the POWs, carrying them if necessary. Breuer recounts in searing, meticulous detail the full story of this thrilling true-life adventure and inspiring testament to American heroism and grit.


What the Critics Say

"An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The book's great virtue is that it allows a number of the rapidly diminishing band of survivors of the whole experience to have their say." ( Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Astounding. I'm an ex para and it brought me to tears.
Congratulations to all the people concerned.
Ex 2 para.
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- Gilbert Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-09-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.