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Doomed Horsemen of Bataan

The Incredible Stand of 600 26th Cavalrymen Against 40,000 Japanese Invaders



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The Doomed Horsemen of Bataan: The Incredible Stand of 600 26th Cavalrymen Against 40,000 Japanese Invaders by Raymond Woolfe
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This is the story of the last mounted American troops to see action in battle, when, in late 1941, 600 men and their horses held off the Japanese invasion of Luzon in the Philippines just long enough to allow General Douglas MacArthur's forces to withdraw to Bataan. On Bataan the 26th continued to fight on horseback until late February 1942 when, tragically, they were ordered dismounted and their horses and mules transferred to the Quartermaster's center and slaughtered for food for the defenders. It is on record that the 26th troopers refused to accept meat rations from their animals, regardless of their own state of starvation. This stirring account of a little-known aspect of the Philippine campaign is military history at its best.

Author Biography

A lifelong horseman, Raymond Woolfe, Jr. was a professional steeplechase rider by the time he was sixteen. A licensed trainer, manager of horse farms, and designer of racecourses and thoroughbred facilities, he is the author of the bestselling Secretariat. He lives outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Release date Australia
August 16th, 2011
Country of Publication
United States
Taylor Trade Publishing
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