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Author: Scott Walker
ISBN: 0312338341
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1 edition (October 13, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Humanities
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Rating: 4.1
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e-Book The Edge of Terror: The Heroic Story of American Families Trapped in the Japanese-occupied Philippines epub download

by Scott Walker



Scott Walker's factual report of the Hopevale tragedy is spellbinding. A reader of The Edge of Terror will be unable to put this book down or ever forget what happened at Hoevale

Scott Walker's factual report of the Hopevale tragedy is spellbinding. A reader of The Edge of Terror will be unable to put this book down or ever forget what happened at Hoevale. Mr. Walker doesn't attempt to explain the meaning of these innocents' deaths, but his book ensures their lives and deaths will never be forgotten. The Edge of Terror by Scott Walker is interesting, factual, and historical. My father was a guerrilla fighter in Panay during WWII.

The Edge of Terror book. The Edge of Terror addresses the story of religious missionaries and other American families once the Japanese attacked

The Edge of Terror book. The Edge of Terror addresses the story of religious missionaries and other American families once the Japanese attacked. My only fault is that at times the author does not appear to recognize Catholics as Christians [such as the phrase Catholics and Christians}. Other than this fault, a nic e little work that is easy to read.

The Edge of Terror: The Heroic Story of American Families Trapped in the Japanese-occupied Philippines. These unfortunate individuals and families became the largest body of American citizens ever captured by an enemy army. Soon most of these hapless civilians realized that they had little option but to surrender to the invading Japanese and be placed in squalid internment camps. However, on the small island of Panay, a group of American missionaries and gold miners bound their fates together and withdrew into hiding in the jungle. Some joined with the Filipino guerrilla forces, actively resisting the Japanese.

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The Edge of Terror : The Heroic Story of American Families Trapped in the Japanese-Occupied Philippines. As Japanese military strategists planned their secret offensive against the United States in 1941, they designed a simultaneous two-pronged attack to wipe out American military might in the Pacific.

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The Heroic Story of American Families Trapped in the Japanese-occupied Philippines. As the shipping piers in Manila harbor burned, nearly six thousand American civilians were suddenly trapped in the islands for the duration of the war. There would be no more ocean liners or Pan Am Clippers to transport them to safety.

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While American battleships blew up and sank in Pearl Harbor, Japanese bombers approached the Philippines, soon destroying both American air and naval forces and leaving General Douglas MacArthur's ground forces in disarray. On the small island of Panay, a group of American missionaries and gold miners bound their fates together and withdrew into hiding in the jungle

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A gripping account of courage, death, and survival in the war-torn islands of the Philippines.As Japanese military strategists planned their secret offensive against the United States in 1941, they designed a simultaneous two-pronged attack to wipe out American military might in the Pacific. While American battleships blew up and sank in Pearl Harbor, Japanese bombers approached the Philippines, soon destroying both American air and naval forces and leaving General Douglas MacArthur's ground forces in disarray. As the shipping piers in Manila harbor burned, nearly six thousand American civilians were suddenly trapped in the islands for the duration of the war. There would be no more ocean liners or Pan Am Clippers to transport them to safety. These unfortunate individuals and families became the largest body of American citizens ever captured by an enemy army.Soon most of these hapless civilians realized that they had little option but to surrender to the invading Japanese and be placed in squalid internment camps. However, on the small island of Panay, a group of American missionaries and gold miners bound their fates together and withdrew into hiding in the jungle. Some joined with the Filipino guerrilla forces, actively resisting the Japanese. Others quietly continued their humanitarian tasks amidst the horrors of war. But all of them experienced living hell together.For the first time in more than fifty years, the little-known story is told of these brave American civilians on Panay. Drawing on diaries, memoirs, family interviews, and military archives, Scott Walker describes daily life during the occupation and the danger these Americans faced in their efforts to serve both God and country. Both a story of profound tragedy and miraculous escape, The Edge of Terror is one of the most intense and dramatic accounts to emerge from World War II.
Sennnel
Masterfully written account of survival and evasion are highlighted in this WWII epic. The author, Scott Walker, does a phenomenal job at guiding the reader through this horrific nightmare. The plight of American families, mostly comprised of gold miners, missionaries, and medical personnel are in constant fear for their lives. This fear is the genesis and byproduct of the sadistic Captain Hajime Watanabe, of the Imperial Japanese Army, (IJA), who has collectively killed over 1000 Filipinos on Panay Island and on a smaller neighboring island. It's thought that ruling by terror, and traumatizing the masses, that any remaining Americans who have not surrendered will be betrayed, captured, and summarily executed. On one occasion alone, Captain Watanabe rounded up an estimated 1000 Filipinos on Guimaras Island, bound their hands behind their backs and unleashed his 800 man army on them. The IJA practiced their bayoneting skills, and their officers were appointed the grizzly task of beheading the dead and dying. It took two hours to perform this barbaric feat. Eventually Captain Watanabe succeeds at locating some of the missionaries and their families, and evil triumphs on that horrific, god forsaken day. Because of this new Japanese policy, 58 Americans are soon rescued via submarine, and spirited away to Australia by the United States Navy. The murderous atrocities inflicted upon the captured missionaries and their children are graphically detailed, leaving nothing to the imagination. Japanese "bushido" and it's interpretive wartime justice is palpable and mind-numbing.

The lives of some historical figures from WWII are followed. This includes the Fertig brothers, Wendell and Claude, and their budding families. Wendell and Claude, both mining engineers and United States Army Officers fought with the Philippine guerrilla resistance. Wendell effectively commanded 38,000 guerrillas. Also Louise and her husband Cyril "Spence" Spencer, (gold miner and guerrilla), are followed throughout.

Scott, the author, whose parents were missionaries, spent some of his childhood in the northern mountains of Luzon -- Baguio, Republic of the Philippines, (12 years post WWII). That area is a beautiful mountain retreat that I've visited on numerous occasions while stationed at Clark Air Base, R.P. I must tip my hat to Mr. Walker and say, "great job", and "Mabuhay ng Pilipinas"!
Fararala
Well written historical narrative of WWII life in the Phillipines. Poignant, personal story of the lives of American missionaries and American miners working in the islands and how their lives were changed after Japan invaded, enslaved and persecuted the Filipino people.

Terror understates the heart stopping images of Japanese cruelty as they deliberately raped and killed Filipinos into submissission even though Japan's soldiers were outnumbered 10 to 1 and there was active local resistance by the Filipinos.

While the Japanese caused terror by daily intentional attacks to "penetrate" and punish the Filipino people, the American missionary families tried to practice passive, Christian resistence while hiding from the Japanese invaders for two years.

The climax of the book is graphic as the innocent missionaries are found in Hopevale, their last hiding place, and their executions are negotiated with their Japanese captors and Imperial Japanese Army generals miles away in Japan. Their appeals for mercy were rejected in Japan, and they were led singing to God into "execution huts" - medical doctors, nurses, spouses and innocent children, one at a tine. Japanese executioners cut their heads off with swords in a brazen inhumane display of terror unbefitting an act of war.

Some of the miners and their families miraculously escaped and we're rescued by American submarines sent to pick them up after the Hopevale missionaries massacre was reported in the news. Their rescue was the emotive high point of the book, along with the defeat of the Empire of Japan.

Scott Walker's factual report of the Hopevale tragedy is spellbinding. A reader of The Edge of Terror will be unable to put this book down or ever forget what happened at Hoevale. Mr. Walker doesn't attempt to explain the meaning of these innocents' deaths, but his book ensures their lives and deaths will never be forgotten. .
Munimand
The Edge of Terror by Scott Walker is interesting, factual, and historical. My father was a guerrilla fighter in Panay during WWII. His name is Lt. Col. Pedro A. Serran (Ret. PA-USAFFE). He served with Colonel Marcario Peralta, Jr., as the District Intelligence Chief of the Sixth Military District's "Free Panay Forces." The FPF guerrilla movement was made up of officers and enlisted men and women who defied the order of surrender to the Japanese forces proclaimed by Gen. Wainwright in 1942. The book reminds me of my father's exploits during that war as he had narrated to them me. For liberating the town of Zarraga in Iloilo province in 1944 with his guerrilla fighters of the 62nd Regimental Combat Team, which my father commanded, the townspeople of Zarraga honored my father with his life-size statue and park in 1998. Col. Peralta also dubbed the 62nd RCT as the "Iron Regiment" for liberating not only the town of Zarraga but also Janiuay, Jaro, and San Dionisio towns. The book chronicles the horrific everyday lives of the American miners and missionaries who were trapped in the Philippines when the Japanese Imperial Army conquered the archipelago. I commend Scott Walker for writing The Edge of Terror. It has preserved for American historical posterity the lives of the brave and patriotic Americans that he has written about. I highly recommend the book. It's a wonderful read. Tony N. Serran
Ieregr
Very good book on those trapped in the Philippines when Japan invaded during WWII. I had read about the missionaries, but not the other groups. It was interesting to see how the different families coped with the struggle to survive and how they handled the tragedies. I've used the lessons in several Bible classes.