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

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
Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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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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