The Colonel's Way; The Secret Diaries of a POW
An amazing account of history as it's unfolding...The diaries of an extraordinary officer whose American ingenuity, guts and raw bravery you'll never forget! A U.S. Army officer who served from 1917 [as a pilot in WWI] and served as a colonel in WWII under GEN George Parker in the Philippine Campaign as Chief of Artillery of the II Corps and who became a POW of the Japanese. A compassionate leader whose implicit message was always; "I will carry you, no matter how heavy..."
A startling account of history, as it's unfolding, from an American Colonel who was able to fly under the radar of the Japanese while a POW for four years...who did it HIS WAY in the face of a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions. Read his diaries recovered from Cabanatuan POW Camp [as they were written] and how he and his officers became part of the Military Intel of the time- The MIS-X- and how they used it to cash checks and smuggle in food to feed their men. An incredible survivor- he was one of only 3% who survived the ordeal. He went onto be the Chief of The Maryland Military District during the Korean War and then Director of Civil Defense for Baltimore City during the Cold War until 1961... my grandfather- Colonel Arthur L. Shreve, Jr.
Gloss cover, 300 pages, cream paper, 5.8" x 8.5"
The diaries of COL A. L. Shreve, Jr. as they were written during the Fall of Bataan as a POW of the Japanese during WWII.
Pretext and prologue by Heather P. Shreve
Foreword by Alfred Cornebise
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