Rare WWII Battle of Manila Pictures
LIMITED ITEM. SURPLUS - PREVIOUSLY OWNED. Once they are gone we may not get any more. Sold As Is - NON-REFUNDABLE.
Are you interested in WWII history or the Battle of Manila pictures, this is a great find for you. These pictures are in fantastic condition except one of the city hall which has been torn in the center and has more folds on one edge. They show the beauty of the city as well as the destruction. You can really see why Manila was know as the "Pearl of the Orient". The war was a "moment wrapped in lingering grief and trauma". These pictures were taken by a US soldier.
According to Wikipedia: "The Battle of Manila (Filipino: Labanan sa Maynila) (3 February – 3 March 1945) was a major battle of the Philippine campaign of 1944-45, during the Second World War. It was fought by American forces from both the U.S. mainland and the Philippines against Japanese troops in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. The month-long battle, which resulted in the death of over 100,000 civilians and the complete devastation of the city, was the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific theater."
Great find for history buffs.
Features of the Pictures:
- Condition: Excellent except for one of the city hall which has been torn (yellowing tape has been put over the tear) in the center and has more folds on one edge
- On back: the American soldier who took the photos described what is in the picture
- Each photo is a beautiful length - 9.5"x3.25"
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