Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Great Raid.

As you are probably aware there is a movie entitled The Great Raid coming out. It is about a raid staged by American troops with the assistance of Filipino resistance fighters to free a POW camp.

Michelle Malkin and Deb Shlussel are giving the movie high regards.

On the History Channel on a frequent basis they have a show on a raid that freed such a camp. It was not a POW camp, instead it was a civilian interment camp. The raid was a success and the civilians were freed, though at a terrible cost. The Japanese slaughtered the women and children in nearby Filipino villages thinking (and not too incorrectly either) the men in those villages gave assistance to the raids.

Both winners and losers must pay awful costs in any conflict.


  • August 11, 2005 8:21 am
  • Whilst punishing the elliptical machine in the Y this morning, I remembered some of the details about the rescue I refer to above. It was a prison camp for civillians who were living in the Philippines when the Japanese came and it was located on the Los Baños Campus of the University of the Philippines (UP).