Published March 26, 2010
This week, "War Stories" brings you the story of how a small group of American Rangers were called upon to rescue over 500 American and Allied prisoners of war from a hellish place in the Phillipines called Cabanatuan.
It's one of the darkest chapters in World War II history. The men held at the Cabantuan prisoner of war camp were part of the 78,000 American and Filipino troops who had surrendered to the Japanese in 1942.
These men had survived years of unspeakable torture, starvation and tropical disease.
In this special one-hour broadcast, we'll take you inside the largest and most successful rescue mission of American troops in U.S. Army history.
Please join us for this special hour of "War Stories" on the real heroes who fought for freedom on the front lines, not in Hollywood.