ARMY & NAVY: The Wreckers


Manila Bay was still unbeautiful. West of the tragic wreck that was Manila, sunken Japanese ships still littered the bay's muddy floor, many thrusting gaunt masts and rusted superstructures out of the water. But Manila Bay had come back to life: last week plump Liberty ships tied up to the scaly hulks, rode at anchor or nestled at waterfront berths. Their cargoes moved on shuttling Army ducks and landing craft, in rumbling trucks. The world's worst-cluttered harbor was back in business, handling more tonnage than before the war.

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