Student or Learner
The following sentences are the part of the story for J.F.Kennedy.
Would anyone tell me the meaning of the underlined part?
John himself was given up for dead when his boat sank as a result of
enemy action in the Pacific Ocean. He and his men were missing
for a whole week. The account of thier escape makes an excitig
story. As their boat sank under them the men decided not to give themselves up to the enemy on an island
which was near. Instead they went towards another
island several miles away.
It means they decided not to surrender to the enemy army on the island