A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 12, 1945

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Of all the thousands of Americans who entered Manila with General MacArthur this week, only a handful could share his feelings fully as he made good his promise: "I shall keep the soldier's faith . . . I shall return."

Those few were the men who had been with MacArthur through those days of heroic humiliation when the Japanese hordes were driving him back step by step from Lingayen to Manila to Bataan—and who somehow, like him, had gotten...

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