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Dare & Live, An Untold World War Ii Story Of Guerrilla Resistance Against The Japanese Army In Negros Islands, Philippines

M/Sgt Jorge G. Herrera, Jr. discovered just what kind of a soldier he was when the Imperial Japanese Forces invaded Negros Islands in the Philippines during World War II. His heroic tale can now be told in the exciting new book, “Dare & Live.”

The superior Imperial Japanese Forces overrun the spirited defenses that the combined United States and Philippine Commonwealth Government Armies put up in the battles for Bataan and the Island fortress of Corrigedor. The US-Philippines defenses crumbled against the onslaught of superiority of numbers of the Japanese soldiers, the naval and aerial bombardments. The valiant defenders had only one option: surrender. The Japanese Forces went on mopping operations on the more than 1,700 islands and islets of the Philippine Archiepelago. The Island defenders under orders of the Military High Command in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, gave up resistance.

In Negros Islands of central Philippines, M/Sgt Jorge G. Herrera vowed he would never surrender to the Japanese Army; so he gathered 3 Filipinos and they started the recruiment and training of other Guerrilla Soldiers. The Japanese Army cordoned Bacolod City, the capital of Negros islands where the US and Filipino surrenderees were imprisoned. The Japanese soldiers guarded every entrances and exits of the City, still M/Sgt Herrera escaped from the heavily-guarded City under the very noses of the Japanese Army sentinels.

It is worth reading the whole story of Dare & Live and obtain the backgrounds that equipped M/Sgt Herrera in his decision of fighting the whole Japanese Army that occupied Negros Islands for three long years of World War II.

It is a wonder how M/Sgt Herrera secured arms and ammunitions when the Japanese Army divested all US and Filipino Soldiers upon their surrender, suspected as non-surrenderees and killed anyone caught in possession of weapons. Herrera went on to recruit and train over a hundred soldiers and armed most of them. He established a Bivouac at the mountain sides of Negros Islands and equipped his hideout with telephone communication for fast intelligence. He staged many ambushes against the Japanese soldiers and was an only Filipino Guerrilla Leader who captured, alive, 21 Japanese soldiers in one ambush encounter. To try to capture him, the Japanese army even hired a Filipina Spy and sent her on a secret mission to entrap M/Sgt Herrera. Read how Herrera discovered the plot of the Japanese Army against him, before it could unfold.

How the Filipino Guerrilla Fighters fought the Japanese soldiers in Negros Islands during the three long years of World War II, was akin to how the Terrorist mounted resistance against the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is of immense importance that a Superior Military Power should take cognizance of what the enemies on the opposite side of the war zone could utilize to mount stiff opposition and inflict maximum destruction.

Dare & Live is a profile in courage, ingenuity, and innovation worthy of study and emulation times of personal crisis.

The lessons of World War II was true 50 years ago; they still ring true today!

 

Visit website: http://www.darelivewwii.com

Born in Negros Islands, Philippines, now Resident of New Jersey, USA, he is the Author of Dare & Live,the tale of an incredible World War II Survivor who created a Guerrilla Army to battle the Japnese in Negros Islands, Philippines, after the battles for Bataan and Corrigedor were lost.

Visit website: http://www.dare2liveonline.com


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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 World War 2 Planes No Comments

Ship Against Plane

Good footage of the USS Enterprise (CV-6) under attack. The “Big E”, was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy and the seventh US Navy ship to bear that name. She was a ship of the Yorktown class launched in 1936, and one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II to survive the war (the others being Saratoga and Ranger). She participated in more major actions of the war against Japan than did any other US ship. These actions included the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, various other air-sea engagements during the Guadalcanal campaign, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf, as well as the “Doolittle Raid” on Tokyo. On three separate occasions during the Pacific War the Japanese announced that she had been sunk in battle. Enterprise earned 20 battle stars, the most for any US warship in World War II. She was the only ship outside of the British Royal Navy to earn the highest award of the British Admiralty Pennant in the more than 400 years since its creation. Some have labeled her the most glorious and honored ship in all of United States Naval history, rivaled only perhaps by the 18th century frigate USS Constitution.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Monday, December 13th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 25 Comments

B-17 flying fortress defending against fighters World War II

B-17 flying fortress fights off fighters enroute to target

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Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 World War 2 Facts 50 Comments

(2/10) Battlefield II The War Against the U-Boats Ep2 World War II

World War II SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS The crisis of the Battle of the Atlantic came in early 1943. Dönitz, by this time commander of the German Navy, now had 200 operational U-boats. British supplies, especially of oil, were running out, and it became a question of whether Allied shipyards could build merchant ships fast enough to replace the tonnage that was being sunk. Mass production of Liberty Ships in US shipyards, however, helped to ensure that the Allies would win this race. ‘By April the U-boats were clearly struggling to make an impact.’ At sea, the situation was saved by aggressive anti-submarine tactics, by new technology – better weapons and radio, the long-range aircraft Liberator being equipped with centimetric radar – and, eventually, by a revived Ultra intelligence. By April the U-boats were clearly struggling to make an impact. Even worse, from Hitler’s point of view, was the fact that Allied sinkings of German submarines began to escalate, with 45 being destroyed in the months of April and May. Dönitz, recognizing that the U-boat’s moment had passed, called off the battle on 23 May 1943. This was not the end of the threat in the Atlantic, but thereafter it was greatly diminished. After his withdrawal, Hitler insisted on keeping troops on the Baltic coastline, even after they had been cut off by advancing Soviet troops, in order to maintain possession of a testing ground for new types of U-boats. By the end of the war, the Germans had

World War II SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WORLD WAR II VIDEOS Videos Running Time: 01:32:00 in 10 Parts “Battlefield: “The Battle of the Mediterranean” This fast paced episode of “Battlefield” chronicles the Axis and Allies battle of the Mediterranean up to the Allied invasion of Sicily. On September 13, 1940 the Italian 10th Army (Graziani) took advantage of the “The Battle of Britain” and launched an offensive into British defended Egypt. The Italian 10th Army numbering 250000 troops advanced 60 miles into Egypt against the British Western Desert Force’s (O’Connor) 35000 troops. The 10th Army organized fortified camps and immediately lost the initiative. Lieutenant General O’Conner launched a counter-attack and turned a 2 or 3 day attack into an offensive. The Italian 10th Army was almost completely destroyed in detail. Hitler’s assistance to the Italian 10th Army, by sending the Africa Korps (Rommel), helped save North Africa for the next 2 years. The Italian military was faced with the fact that the North African campaign became a German lead operation. On October 28th, 1940 the Italian Army invaded Greece through Albania. This offensive turned into a complete debacle. Within several weeks of the offensive the Greek’s counter-attacked, and cleared the Italians out of Greece. The Greek’s then pursued the retreating Italians into Albania. Mussolini faced the prospect of losing Albania. The Italians launched a counter-attack and failed to gain any ground. Hitler was again

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Friday, November 19th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 12 Comments

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