THE PHILIPPINES: Footnotes to War II

The Manila trial of tall (6 ft.) Lieut. General Masaharu Homma added three new footnotes to history:

¶A Filipino girl told the court that she had been raped, next day had reported the attack to the local Japanese commander. An attorney asked: "Had you ever seen him before?" "Yes, sir," she replied. "He was the one who raped me."

¶Eyewitnesses testified that Homma's artillery and bombers blasted away at Corregidor for 24 hours after a white flag had been hoisted on the Rock's 660-ft. summit.

¶Mrs. Homma, who flew from Tokyo as a character witness for her husband, described him to...

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