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Guerrilla daughter [electronic resource] / Virginia Hansen Holmes.

By: Holmes, Virginia Hansen.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xi, 213 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781612776071 (electronic bk.); 1612776078 (electronic bk.); 9781612776064 (electronic bk.); 161277606X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Holmes, Virginia Hansen | Holmes, Virginia Hansen -- Family | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Philippines -- Mindanao Island | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Girls -- United States -- Biography | Americans -- Philippines -- Biography | Philippines -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 | Mindanao Island (Philippines) -- History | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical | HISTORY / Military / World War II | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal MemoirsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Guerrilla daughter.DDC classification: 940.53/16109227599 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The experiences of an American family in the Philippines during World War II Just nine days before her seventh birthday, Virginia Hansen Holmes heard about the attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor and wondered if this was going to change her life. She lived on the Philippine Island of Mindanao with her two teenage brothers, eleven-year-old sister, mother, and father, an official with the East Mindanao Mining Company. Guerrilla Daughter is a memoir of this family?s extraordinary struggle to survive the Japanese occupation of Mindanao from the spring of 1942 until the end of the war in September 1945. The men in the family fought as guerrilla soldiers in the island?s resistance movement, while Holmes, her mother, and her older sister were left to their own resources to evade the Japanese, who had been given orders to execute Americans. The Hansen women, faced with immediate death if found and suffering from hunger, disease, and barely tolerable living conditions, hid out in the Philippine jungle and remote villages to remain just ahead of the growing Japanese presence and avoid capture. Using original documents and papers belonging to her father, as well as her own vivid recollections and the reminiscences of her siblings, Virginia Hansen Holmes presents this gripping and compelling account of extraordinary survival.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-207) and index.

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The experiences of an American family in the Philippines during World War II Just nine days before her seventh birthday, Virginia Hansen Holmes heard about the attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor and wondered if this was going to change her life. She lived on the Philippine Island of Mindanao with her two teenage brothers, eleven-year-old sister, mother, and father, an official with the East Mindanao Mining Company. Guerrilla Daughter is a memoir of this family?s extraordinary struggle to survive the Japanese occupation of Mindanao from the spring of 1942 until the end of the war in September 1945. The men in the family fought as guerrilla soldiers in the island?s resistance movement, while Holmes, her mother, and her older sister were left to their own resources to evade the Japanese, who had been given orders to execute Americans. The Hansen women, faced with immediate death if found and suffering from hunger, disease, and barely tolerable living conditions, hid out in the Philippine jungle and remote villages to remain just ahead of the growing Japanese presence and avoid capture. Using original documents and papers belonging to her father, as well as her own vivid recollections and the reminiscences of her siblings, Virginia Hansen Holmes presents this gripping and compelling account of extraordinary survival.

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