Battle for Manila

Battle for Manila Suffering destruction and loss of life on the same scale as Warsaw the story of the battle of Manila is much less well known Three British military historians provide a careful account of the battle

  • Title: Battle for Manila
  • Author: Richard M. Connaughton Duncan Anderson John Pimlott
  • ISBN: 9780891417712
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Suffering destruction and loss of life on the same scale as Warsaw, the story of the battle of Manila is much less well known Three British military historians provide a careful account of the battle between the Japanese occupiers and the American Sixth and Eighth Armies in February and March 1945,

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    1. In 1995, when I was 12 years old, my mother brought me to an exhibit in the Old Walled city of Intramuros in Manila. The exhibit was about the 50th Commemoration of the Liberation of Manila. I had heard of the event and the city's devastation from stories from my grandfather, but I had never appreciated the extent of the horror and the destruction until I saw the exhibit and read newspaper articles about it. And this book.This book is a painful one to read. The depravity of the defeated Japanese [...]

    2. This book was recommended to me by a friend and I found it to be quite an education and a shocker. With both my grandfathers having fought the Japanese in the Philippines while serving in the USAFFE (United States Armed Forces in the Far East) and having heard some of their stories, I have always been curious to know more about what took place there during the war. The account of the battle for Manila is a story that I'm surprised is not studied or talked about more. It was a battle that epitomi [...]

    3. This is one of the few books on the Battle of Manila in 1945. It was a valuable tool while I was writing my novel (The Yellow Bar) about the same period. It is chock full of interesting detail, but most importantly, "The Battle for Manila" had all the facts and figures of the actual battle plans and armies. It is NOT an easy read, more for history buffs, and people like me, who needed the facts straight. It should be recommended reading for all Filipino High School students.

    4. THE BATTLE FOR MANILA covers World War II in the capital of the Philippines. The book is a well-document history of the atrocities committed by the Japanese and Americans as they wages a battle for the control of Manila toward the end of World War II. Over 100,000 Filipino civilians died during the battle. That is more people than killed in Hiroshima. also many of these people were tortured, raped and burned purposely by the Japanese troops. Because it closely follows documented facts the writin [...]

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