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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

WWII Story: Mooney Stall as an “Old Breed” Marine (Part 1)

This video is part one of a two-part video documenting Mooney Stall’s involvement with the 2nd Marine Division during WWII. Part two will be made available shortly. This video is part of a substantial collection that we have sent to the Library of Congress via Veteran’s History Project. If you wish to learn more about the Veteran’s History Project, please visit their website at : www.loc.gov

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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 World War 2 Facts 25 Comments

Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent of World War II by Ben Macintyre

There are so many heroes (and cads and villains) in our history. If there was anyone with the qualities of all three, it could only be Eddie Chapman. He was basically a British conman, who asked the German if he could work for them (because he was in their custody), and they readily agreed. He was taken to France where the trainers taught him the latest spying techniques. He soaked in all the knowledge like a good student. Both the British and the Germans were worried that the other country had a superior spy network; Eddie Chapman took advantage of the situation.

Returned For a Top Secret Mission

 

Eddie Chapman returned to London for a top secret mission, but the parachute jump was bungled, forcing him to turn to the nearest policeman and thus began his career as a double agent. It doesn’t happen often that the same story inspires two writers at the same (for two books). Basically, he was just a professional criminal who worked as a double agent for both Germans and the British. The spy drama of his life is a classic one where everything present in the spying world existed, complete with beautiful blondes, cyanide capsules, invisible inks and secret codes. His life was full of adventures and it seemed he craved for more.

Vanished For the Next Six Years

 

In the beginning of his career, Eddie Chapman was thrown out of the British Army (absent without leave) and then he started pursuing a flashy lifestyle with an element of glamour in it. One crime led to another and his crimes caught up with him in 1939, when Scotland Yard zeroed in on him. He was on a holiday with Betty on island of Jersey, when he saw the police approaching. He jumped through a glass window and Betty was unable to see him for the next six years.

Earlier Accounts Were Not Complete

 

MI5 issued false identification papers to Eddie Chapman, and so did the Germans. He also published hi story titled The Eddie Chapman Story in 1954, but the version was heavily censored and the readers concluded he only worked for the Germans (the fact that he also worked for MI5 was completely ignored in The Eddie Chapman Story). The next edition of the book appeared in 1966, but even this was not the complete account of Eddie Chapman’s life. Eddie Chapman died in 1997, though he was not notorious anymore at that time. His file was declassified by the MI5 in 2001, and about 1700 pages of information came out in the public domain. Two journalists, Ben Macintyre and Nicholas Booth felt this was the chance to create a popular book, and two books were born.

The Psychology behind the Man

 

Ben Macintyre is graceful writer, as he writes clearly and presents a more fluent account of the life of Eddie Chapman. To some extent, he is also skeptical and is not taken in easily by Eddie Chapman’s words. Moreover, he is largely interested in the psychology of the man Eddie was and emotions he might have gone through.

The author Prasoon Kumar works for www.uRead.com which is the leading online bookstore that offers all the current and all time great titles at never before prices. Want to know more about Agent Zigzag? Grab your copy at huge discount only at http://www.uread.com/book/agent-zigzag-ben-macintyre/9781408811498


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Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 World War 2 Facts No Comments

A Soldier’s Story – WW2 movie – Movie

Don’t forget to subscribe! Well it’s finally here. I’m sorry if the quality is bad, but the file size was huge, and I had to compress it, plus it had gone through multiple imports and exports. I would like to thank the following people: Joseph Anzalone (for adding special effects), Eric Reed, everyone who is in this film, Joseph Frank (for his excellent music), and my family for putting up with all of this.

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Sunday, November 14th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 25 Comments

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