SEQUELS: Forgiving Neighbor

In February 1945, as the U.S. Sixth and Eighth Armies closed in on Manila from north, east and south, the Japanese garrison went berserk, killing 40,000 Filipinos in a 20-day orgy. Among those machine-gunned to death in the streets: the wife and three of the children of the man who is now President of the Philippine Republic, Elpidio Quirino. After the war, the Philippine government condemned 79 Japanese to death and 48 more to long prison terms, for these and hundreds of other atrocities. Charged with "command responsibility" for the rape of...

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