The Legarda Essays

Renowned historian Dr. Benito Legarda Jr. addresses common misconceptions about the Battle of Manila. Part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Manila.) Contrast and Similarities: December 1941 and January 1945 The wheel of history had come full circle when MacArthur landed in Lingayen, leading up to the Battle of Manila. continue reading : The Legarda Essays

BRIEFER: Guerrillas in the Battle of Manila

(Part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Manila.) Filipino guerrilla groups were integral to the liberation of Manila in 1945. They gathered intelligence, distributed aid, ambushed and sabotage enemy operations; and fought alongside American troops against the Imperial Japanese forces. Filipino Guerrilla Group Tactical Actions Taken Attachment Location of Engagement continue reading : BRIEFER: Guerrillas in the Battle of Manila

The Most Vicious Crime in the Philippine History, by Dr. Benito J. Legarda Jr.

(Published here with the permission of the author. Part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Manila.) February 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the most vicious crime in Philippine history, the sack of Manila in February 1945 by Japanese military forces. No other single event in our history even remotely continue reading : The Most Vicious Crime in the Philippine History, by Dr. Benito J. Legarda Jr.

Contrasts and Similarities, December 1941 and January 1945, by Dr. Benito J. Legarda Jr.

(Published here with the permission of the author. Part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Manila.) With MacArthur’s landing in Lingayen Gulf on January 9, 1945, the wheel of history had come full circle since December 1941. At that time, he was on the defensive in Manila and it was continue reading : Contrasts and Similarities, December 1941 and January 1945, by Dr. Benito J. Legarda Jr.