Aside from the Great Raid on Cabanatuan, WW2 Philippines was also the site of another significant and successful prisoner-of-war rescue, and by a combined operation of Filipino Guerrillas and the US Army's 11th Airborne Division: The Los Baños Raid on 23 February 1945. Look it up in Wikipedia under "Raid at Los Baños" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_at_Los_Baños) and you'll see why.
I hope they also make a movie of it because it combines more cinematic and exciting activities, including an impromptu, bicultural, triphibious combat assault. It included a prison camp spy recon, cross-country ranger infiltration, an airborne company parachute assault, an armored vehicle and artillery diversionary penetration assault of the Japanese lines, and an amphibious tractor (Amtrac) evacuation of the 2,147 rescued prisoners and the assaulting infantry units.
It's another rahrah "made-for-Hollywood" patriotic movie that we should all try our best to get off the ground by asking the public and the government to support. Having just finished filming and production of "The Pacific" mini-series, perhaps HBO might want to make this movie.
If my memory serves me right, I seem to have read that one of the guerilla participant in that raid is Mario Montenegro, about 16 year old then, who later on became a prominent actor in Philippine Cinema in the sixties.
I agree but keep those stupid love sceens out of it... yuck
Remember when every American war film made in the 1950s and 1960s had an obligatory romantic interlude? It wasn't until modern Rambo-type films came in which were all action that the idyllic and romantic scenes were cut short or removed altogether.
The important thing is that they base the script and plot on the actual historical account. The Los Baños raid was conceptualized, planned, and executed within only a few days (less than a week actually). They should also show the aftermath of the Japanese vengeance attrocities on the Los Baños townfolk and how the Japanese war criminal in charge of that was tried and executed.
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