I have been familiarizing myself with the Flipping Page program, by creating some articles for the websites. Essentially the program converts adobe.pdf files into an animated digital book which can be read by turning the pages with your mouse. (I must be a simple person, it never ceases to amaze me.) I have decided to share one of the shorter articles which i found down the rabbit hole, and which i feel may be of interest to serious students of our common interest.
In reading this document, be aware that the Japanese officers being interrogated were under no compulsion to tell the truth, if that truth placed the Emperor in a bad light. Not just the Emperor, but the entire Imperial structure. In our Western culture, we swear an oath to God - so one must consider that in those days, the Emperor was God. So lying to protect the Emperor, and themselves, was not a problem.
Many of us would have heard the narrative that the Battle of Manila was due to the troops under the control of Rear Admiral Iwabuchi being being under the control of Gen. Yamashita. Certainly much was made of this later. This document establishes that Iwabuchi's troops were reinforced by about 5,000 Army troops. Yamashita, always in radio contact, was always well aware of the progress of the entire battle.
Should anyone have a map or high-resolution image that they believe would enhance the presentation of this document, by all means send me a jpg of it, as the program allows me to easily insert additional pages in the document.
I noticed that he never actually answered that if Manila was to be declared an open city, why were an additional 5,00 troops assigned as reinforcements to that same area?
As has been postulated before, I believe the city was intentionally defended as a message to all Allied forces that this is what you can expect if you invade the homeland. And it will be amidst a population that will be the opposite of Manila, hostile to Americans, not it's own army.
raycoinhound: I sugest all members read this one!!!Fowlerville news and views 11/08/20 page 15.. The article shows Andy age 99 My mother Jackie age 95 and me in the middle age 68> . Andy saw all the paratroopers jump off his distroyer which shelled Corregdor in Feb 1945
Apr 20, 2021 12:06:19 GMT 8
raycoinhound: all members you better read this one.Fowlerville news & Views 11/08/20pg 15. Andy saw the 503 jump into battle on Corregidor. His Distroyer shelled the island and as soon as they stopped down came the 503rd!Andy is 99, my mother 95 and me 68.I take him out
Apr 20, 2021 12:09:58 GMT 8
raven316: Which tin can, my dad was on the USS Crosby, APD 17
Apr 21, 2021 1:55:19 GMT 8
JoAlberto: These are good reads. I am a young girl from Phils very much enthused with Corregidor and its history pre and post war.
Apr 30, 2021 14:20:11 GMT 8
Barbara: My uncle was Spencer Bever, Al and him started this adventure together here in Columbus Ohio...would love to get more direct info about them..thanks...
Jun 8, 2021 6:16:26 GMT 8
Paul Whitman: Barbara - The story of Spencer Bever is told by survivor Al McGrew, his closest friend. They book "Amid Th' Encircling Gloom - Corregidor and Survival" follows their times together until they were split when Al was sent to Japan.
Aug 22, 2021 7:45:49 GMT 8
Paul Whitman: Presently, I am re-working the book for re-release in a large format presentation book. There are 217 mentions of Spence in it. and his drawings.
Aug 22, 2021 7:47:58 GMT 8
JM: hello, may I ask what are the process that authority use to improve or develop the sbfz ?
Aug 31, 2021 0:37:48 GMT 8
EXO: JM - sorry, speculation on SBFZ policy sounds a mite political, and not in our remit.
Sept 19, 2021 6:44:11 GMT 8
Irene Rivera: Hello good day to all, is anyone here who have ideas what happened to"The Battle of the Points during World War II? Thank you
Sept 29, 2021 13:34:32 GMT 8