Book Guerrilla daughter / Virginia Hansen Holmes.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number D802.P5 H65 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873389495 0873389492
Extent: xi, 213 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
"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 Ginger, 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"--P.  of cover.
The gathering clouds of war -- Moving to war and awaiting the Invasion of Mindanao -- Evacuating the mine and evading the Japanese -- A guerrilla movement is formed, and family fighters join -- On the move -- Life in Claver and help from Australia -- The Japanese expand their operations against the guerrillas -- Awaiting the liberation of the Philippines -- Light at the end of the tunnel -- The war ends.