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World Battlefronts: Return to the Rock

Bataan and Corregidor were names which had been branded on the memory of the U.S. The gallant garrisons of the peninsula and "the Rock" had been lost, with Lieut. General Jonathan M. ("Skinny") Wainwright, because the U.S. had tried to do too much with too little. Last week, while one of his armies (the Sixth) fought the cornered Japs in southern Manila, General MacArthur had ample force to swing another of his armies (the Eighth) down Bataan and across the four-mile channel to the Rock. Wainwright and his men were not yet...

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