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Total destruction, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines after the Battle for Manila 1945 | by J. Tewell
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Total destruction, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines after the Battle for Manila 1945

San Agustin Church can be seen at the top right reasonably intact with nothing but destruction around it. There are those that will fervently argue that this was necessary. I disagree and cannot understand how anyone could agree. There were no winners in WWII but it seems to me that the Philippines came out on the bottom of the heap and what did they do to deserve it?

 

This is an original US Army Signal Corps photograph and is in my personal collection.

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Taken on February 22, 2016