World Battlefronts: With Mac to Manila

Douglas MacArthur came back to Manila, Pearl of the Orient.

He came back as he had promised, through 4,000 miles—and 35 months. Far behind now lay the bitter campaign across New Guinea, the dashing leapfrog drive along the 1,500-mile north coast. Still fresh in the memory of his soldiers was the landing in force on Leyte, the swift lancing drive to Mindoro and Marinduque, the dazzling, varied attack that had baffled and finally paralyzed the Jap on Luzon.

The U.S. flag flew over Manila again and with it MacArthur had brought America. In the second...

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