The Battle for Manila

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PRESIDIO Press, 2002 - History - 240 pages
2 Reviews
A detailed account of the liberation/destruction of Manila, which left 6,500 American, 20,000 Japanese, and 200,000 Manila citizens dead and leveled the thriving, cosmopolitan city once known as the pearl of the Orient.

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User Review  - John Falch - Goodreads

This is one of the few books on the Battle of Manila in 1945. It was a valuable tool while I was writing my novel (The Yellow Bar) about the same period. It is chock full of interesting detail, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whiskey3pa - LibraryThing

Solid account of an under-reported battle. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Connaughton spent two years as Head of the British Army's Defence Studies, the culmination of a thirty-year career in the army, prior to early retirement in 1992. He now undertakes studies in the politico-military field on an international basis, and has published a number of books and research papers on contemporary matters relating to war, peace and defence. He lives deep in the Dorset countryside.

Dr. John Pimlott was head of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He was a foremost expert on 20th-century warfare, particularly World War II.

Dr Anderson is head of the Department of War Studies at Sandhurst. His main interests are military and diplomatic history, from the mid eighteenth century to the present. His books include 'Modern Military Elites' (1993), 'D Day' (1994), 'The Battle for Manila' (with John Pimlott and Richard Connaughton, 1995), 'The World at War' (1999) and the 'Fall of the Reich' (2000). His battlefield tours conducted for both the British and American armies include Salamanca, Waterloo, the Somme, El Alamein, Normandy and the Falklands.

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