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Valley of the Shadow

An Account of American POWs of the Japanese

This is a historical narrative of Colonel Nicoll F. “Nick” Galbraith, U.S. Army, GSC, describing his three-and-a-half years as a prisoner of the Japanese, from the surrender of Corregidor in May, 1942, until August, 1945, when he and his fellow prisoners were rescued/released from Camp Hoten, in Mukden, Manchuria, at the hands of a six-man OSS team and Russia’s Red Army, which had just entered the Asian war.




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Whitney H. Galbraith releases ‘Valley of the Shadow’

New book narrates the Fall of the Philippines through the eyes of a prisoner of war


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Whitney H. Galbraith returns to the publishing scene with the release of “Valley of the Shadow: An Account of American POWs of the Japanese” (published by Xlibris). Narrating the life of Col. Nicoll F. Galbraith, the author’s father, the book shares a detailed description of the surrender of Corregidor and Col. Galbraith’s essential role in it, an episode only briefly mentioned in existing literature.


“Valley of the Shadow” is an authoritative account of the Fall of the Philippines in 1942, particularly the final surrender of Corregidor, and the lives of American prisoners of war, as experienced by Col. Galbraith. His 1,100 or so flimsies that are the original longhand script were only recently retrieved from a deep family shelf, together with the two flags that represent Col. Galbraith’s vital role.


The book takes readers to the Philippine Islands and various Japanese prison camps, including the POWs’ release in August 1945 from Camp Hoten, Mukden, Manchuria, by an OSS team and the Russian Red Army. More than a historical retelling, the book also highlights a deeper understanding of the psychological and emotional effects of war on those serving and sacrificing for the country’s national defense.


“‘Valley of the Shadow’ will provide a much deeper appreciation for American history and the price of war. How to relate today’s seemingly deteriorating Phil/Am relationship 70 years after they fought as brothers against the Japanese,” the author shares.


“Valley of the Shadow”
By Whitney H. Galbraith
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 546 pages | ISBN 9781984535917
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 546 pages | ISBN 9781984535924
E-Book | 546 pages | ISBN 9781984535931
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Valley of the Shadow

Valley of the Shadow