World Battlefronts, THE PHILIPPINES: The Jap Moves Down

The Jap Moves Down

Cebu, fairest and wealthiest island of the lovely Visayan Sea, lay helpless before the clutch of the Jap. For days the city of Cebu, second largest in the Philippines (pop. 142,912), had been all but deserted. The two movie houses were still showing outdated U.S. films; a few customers still tapped the dwindling supply of beer and whiskey in the Vienna Bar.

Cebu, 360 miles southeast of Manila, knew what was coming when the Jap finished up on Bataan. Last week, sure enough, the Jap came to Cebu.

For days Cebu's people had taken to the hills every...

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