World War: FAR EASTERN THEATER: Believed-in Make-Believe

Although the city was almost completely blacked out, the pilots, flying in at 3,000 feet, could see targets in the brilliant moonlight—piers against the light-flooded bay, the central part of the city flanking the Pasig River. Fortunately the pilots were friendly, the targets make-believe, the blackout a mere practice. But just the same this occasion last week was grim. This was the first simulated blackout of a city under the U.S. flag which seriously fears it may soon be bombed. The city: Manila.


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