Author: Louise Reid Spencer
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Order Books
Release Date: November 12, 2019
After the Japanese had invaded the Philippines Louise Reid Spencer and her husband had two options:
They could stay and face certain capture or they flee and join with the guerrillas fighting against the occupation.
Without hesitation they chose the second option and for then next two years they remained on the run from Axis forces.
They made their way from Masbate to Fanay and finally on to “Hopevale” where they joined other men and women who were determined not to surrender.
Louise Reid Spencer’s memoir of that time, Guerrilla Wife provides fascinatingly personal insight into a life of exile during the Second World War.
As the months rolled on Spencer explains how basic human needs like housing, clothing, food and health, became increasingly difficult to secure and how the hope of survival was the only thing driving these men and women onwards.
Louise Reid Spencer eventually survived the chilling events recounted in her book and wrote her memoir Guerrilla Wife which was published in 1945. She went to live in America after the war and passed away in 1983.