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Report prepared by the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (intelligence) and the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (operations) of XIV Corps headquarters detailing Japanese personnel and organization, tactics, weapons, fortifications and operations in the…

Part of the series of pamphlets published by the US Army Center of Military History in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of WWII. This pamphlet deals with the US Army’s defense of and defeat in the Philippines 1941-1942.

Bailey summarizes…

"Japanese propaganda film following the fall of the Philippines, 1942"

Autobiography (ghost-written) of a Hungarian ballet artist and internationally noted impresario and stage producer (ballet, musicals, concerts). Fled from Europe to the US just prior to the outbreak of World War II in Europe. In November 1941 he came…

US unit pictorial, meant for its members to remember their wartime stations. Photographs essentially show scenery, people and the various bases the unit was stationed in during the war, from New Guinea to the Philippines.

Photos of the…

Written by a Filipino journalist right after the war, this book is a record of collaboration in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation and the postwar betrayal by Filipino “collaborator” politicians led by Manuel A. Roxas.

Abaya was…

My moments of war to remember by / by Jovito Abellana

Personal account (expansion of his earlier "Ghost of Bataan Speaks") of a Bataan combat veteran and American Prisoner of War.

Abraham was 28 years old when the war started, a sergeant in the US 31st Infantry Regiment. He saw combat in Bataan, the…

Personal account by an American non-commissioned officer in the defense of the Philippines in 1941-1942.

Abraham was with the American 31st Infantry Regiment and fought in Bataan. He witnessed the atrocities in the Death March and suffered the…

Autobiography of Sofia Dimitriades Adamson, an American of Greek origins, who moved around the U.S. with her family and wound up in Manila, where she met a Greek citizen, George Athos Adamson, visiting from the Philippines.

Adamson had helped his…

A researched study by a prominent Filipino historian who lived through the period.

Agoncillo briefly outlines the saga of Jorge B. Vargas, as Chairman of the Philippine Executive Commission, and Jose P. Laurel, president of the Japanese-sponsored…

This two-volume history of World War II and the Japanese occupation of the Philippines is the classic basic, concise, and comprehensive history of the period from a Filipino point of view. Agoncillo, noted Filipino nationalist historian, lived…

Volume II of this history covers the economic and cultural aspects of the occupation, as well as the guerrilla movement, the Commonwealth government-in-exile and finally the return of the Americans and the liberation of the Philippines from Japanese…

Diary kept by a Filipino who was arrested by the Japanese for writing and spreading anti-Japanese leaflets early in the occupation. Considered a “misguided element,” Agustin was brought to Fort Santiago, where he was interrogated and tortured;…

A non-fiction family “biography” spanning a quarter of a century, from 1926-1950.

The family is that of the author, the Santos-Cuyugan family: her father was a medical doctor, assigned to Lucena, Tayabas (now Quezon) province in 1926. She…

This book assembles three stories of Filipino heroism in World War II: Buenaventura Bello, a school teacher in Vigan who refused to take down the American flag when the Japanese ordered him to (and a schoolboy who took the flag); Joey Guerrero, a…

Personal account of a University of the Philippines law student called to active service in October 1941.

Proud and unused to army life, he was a recalcitrant sergeant who did not follow orders, but eventually learned to fit in with the advent of…

Personal account of a middle-level officer in the USAFFE. Written shortly after the war when his memory was fresh, this account presents a unique point of view: that of a colonel first in Fort Stoltenberg, where he witnessed the Japanese attack on…

Soon comes sunrise / Chuck Alianza

Personal account of a teenage American college student who joined the US Army Air Corps in 1941, was assigned to the 19th Bomb Group and shipped to the Philippines in September 1941.

He was at Clark Field when it was bombed on the day the war…

Personal account of an American employee of the Philippine Refining Company, who returned to Manila from home vacation and was caught in the war.

He volunteered for military service, and because of his engineering and other skills, was assigned…

Biography of an American missionary couple who arrived in Manila in 1907.

The author, daughter of the Wolfes, writes about her parents experiences in the Philippines from the time they arrived, preaching the gospel in Laguna, through the war and…

Meant as a tourist handbook (part of the Galleon series), this volume presents a brief history of Corregidor, particularly its role in the defense of the Philippines in 1941-1942.

Includes several photographs and maps. Suffers from numerous…

This is the first serious full-length book to be written about the Battle of Manila since the 1940s.

Written by a Filipino free-lance historian, it draws much of its information from the proceedings and exhibits of the trial of Gen. Tomoyuki…

Division history of the 11th Division, Philippine Army, one of ten reserve divisions mobilized in 1941 to defend the Philippines.

The 11th Division, which became part of the USAFFE, was drawn from northern Luzon, and was placed in beach defenses…

Bulletin of the American historical collection : vol. XXIII, no. 4(93).

Bulletin of the American historical collection : vol. XXIII, no. 3(92).

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