Fourth Marines Band: "Last China Band"

THE LAST CHINA BAND

An account of the 4th Marines Band of the Fourth Marine Regiment during the final days it served in China and before being surrendered to the Japanese at the fall of Corregidor Island, 6 May 1942. By: Master Sergeant Donald LeRoy Versaw, United States Marine Corps/Retired

 
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THE EDGE

A collection of photos, maps and articles about the Fourth Marines, and writings, notes and poetry scratched in his diary while a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II. By: First Lieutenant George Francis, United States Marine Corps/Retired

 
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and Photos from The Edge
GUEST OF HIROHITO

The inspiring odyssey of a 17-year-old Canadian rifleman who fights the first World War II battle in Asia immediately after disembarking in Hong Kong, is captured the day after Christmas, 1941 and comes of age during the four years he survives some of Japan's harshest prison compounds. By: Kenneth Cambon, M.D.

 
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