World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Prelude & Act I

Strong where they had once been weak, advancing where they had once retreated, U.S. troops last week marched south from Lingayen Gulf toward Manila. They followed much the same route that the 26th Cavalry, 51st (Philippine) Infantry and Filipino Scouts had taken in the heart-breaking retreat toward Bataan in 1941.

But the forces that made the first, unopposed gains on Luzon last week were no mere regiments or elements of regiments: they were the XIV Corps of Lieut. General Walter Krueger's Sixth Army. They were armed with weapons which had been designers' dreams...

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