Battle of Manila

Nadir of Japanese Barbarism, 3 February – 3 March 1945

By: Miguel Miranda
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: History of Terror
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781526729057
Published: 16th April 2019
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

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Battle of Manila

Nearly four years of brutal Japanese occupation in WW2 has dimmed Manila’s lustre. The Philippine capital, surrounding an old Spanish fortress, was once a glittering jewel among America’s overseas possessions. And now a vast Allied army led by the indomitable MacArthur is ready to take it back from the Japanese. It is a necessary mission and an urgent one for trapped within the old University of Santo Tomas are thousands of ailing prisoners: men and women, young and old, at risk of torture and death by their captors.

But the token Japanese garrison has other ideas as desperate units of the Japanese navy dig in to fight to the death against the advancing Americans. Caught in this cruel vice are thousands of Filipinos still trapped in the metropolis, with no hope of escape. From the closing days of January until early March 1945, Manila is to endure the most bitter fighting in the Pacific theatre, leaving it a charred wasteland littered with the bodies of the dead, soldier and civilian alike, the latter deliberately targeted by Japanese death squads. Such is the carnage and conquest of Manila.


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