Quezon Comes Home

As the last U.S.-Philippine resistance collapsed on Corregidor, Manuel Quezon quietly arrived in the U.S. to set up his territorial Government-in-Exile. After three months on Corregidor, where he lost 18 pounds, President Quezon had followed General MacArthur to Australia. There he was almost a recluse. He smiled once, when told that Japanese propaganda broadcasts reported his death at the hands of MacArthur.

To the U.S. Quezon brought his wife, two daughters and son, tall, mannerly Vice President Sergio Osmeña; Don Andrés Soriano, organizer of the Filipino guerrillas and now Quezon's Secretary of Finance, three physicians, a nurse, and a group of...

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