History of Terror, Battle Of Manilla, Nadir of Japanese Barbarism, 3 February-3 March 1945

The battle to liberate Manila was an example of the extreme barbarism the Japanese considered normal behaviour. The History of Terror series has been uncovering the cruelty of war that has too frequently been forgotten. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: History of Terror, Battle Of Manilla, Nadir of Japanese Barbarism, 
3 February-3 March 1945
FILE: R2888
AUTHOR: Miguel Miranda
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 128
PRICE: £12.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: World War II, WWII, World War Two, World War 2, Second World 
War, Pacific Theatre, Japanese atrocities, wanton killing, civilian targets, scorched 
earth, barbarism

ISBN: 1-52672-905-9

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DESCRIPTION: The battle to liberate Manila was an example of the extreme 
barbarism the Japanese considered normal behaviour. The History of Terror 
series has been uncovering the cruelty of war that has too frequently been 
forgotten.  –   Highly Recommended

The Allies needed to liberate Manila in early 1945 to free the mistreated prisoners 
of the Japanese. There was no alternative. That it became a bloody battle, bordering 
on genocide, was the responsibility of the Japanese, particularly by their death 
squads and fanatical Japanese Navy personnel.

The author tells this terrible story well. It is a graphic account, supported by an 
excellent selection of rare images through the body of the book.

When the Japanese started the war in the Pacific, they hoped to expand rapidly by 
invading and occupying neighbouring countries, before negotiating a peace with 
the Americans and retaining all their territorial gains. In that expectation they 
seriously misjudged the industrial power of America and the determination of 
the Pacific nations. After very rapid advances, the Japanese felt the growing 
resistance of the Allies. Their sea routes were cut by submarines and surface ships, 
their battle fleets were savaged by US carrier Task Forces, and Allied liberation 
forces began island hopping toward the Japanese home islands.

As the Allies advanced on Japan they uncovered the brutality and barbarism of an 
enemy that considered brutal mistreatment of prisoners was a natural way of life. 
Japan extended the same casual disregard of human life to their own troops, 
expecting them to fight to the death and to kill any civilians caught in the battles. 
As the Allies understood the cruelty of Japan, it only stiffened their resolve to defeat 
Japan and to liberate as rapidly as possible all occupied territory.

The events and conditions exposed by this review does not make easy reading but 
it is important to understand what happened.