American troops advance through the ruined centre of Manila on February 23, 1945, during the second world war. Photo: Roger-Viollet
American troops advance through the ruined centre of Manila on February 23, 1945, during the second world war. Photo: Roger-Viollet

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Massacre in Manila: the forgotten second world war battle that destroyed a city and countless lives

  • Unlike the Rape of Nanking, the appalling atrocities perpetrated on civilians by Manila’s Japanese defenders have been largely forgotten – until now
  • This groundbreaking history mines war crimes records, military reports and other sources to reveals the full horror of the Battle of Manila

American troops advance through the ruined centre of Manila on February 23, 1945, during the second world war. Photo: Roger-Viollet
American troops advance through the ruined centre of Manila on February 23, 1945, during the second world war. Photo: Roger-Viollet
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