World Battlefronts: No Mama, No Papa

The Jap and The MacArthur glared at each other across the swamps and swirling hills of Bataan Peninsula. All the rounds so far had gone to the Jap. But he had not landed a knockout blow. He sat down to wait and think. That was a mistake.

Smart as they come, General Douglas MacArthur used his outnumbered Americans and Filipino troops where-without airplanes and reinforcements-they could do the most damage. The 14-mile battle line across the peninsula curled suddenly: as viciously as the peninsula's king cobras, MacArthur's men struck down surprised outposts. In 48 hours the enemy had been thrown back from...

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