Typhoon Puts WWII-Famed Philippine Town in SpotlightBreaking News
tags: World War II, Philippines
The coastal city of Tacloban was once the brief focus of world attention when General Douglas MacArthur made good on his World War II promise to return and liberate the Philippines.
A day after supertyphoon Haiyan swept through the island of Leyte, the provincial capital of Tacloban was again the focus of world attention because of the devastation it has suffered from what is being called the strongest typhoon on record....
The town will now be remembered for the typhoon tragedy. But it is also home to a key moment in the Pacific battling of WWII.
Gen. MacArthur landed in the beaches of Palo, a neighboring town of Tacloban, to begin a campaign to liberate the Philippines from the occupying Japanese army. For several months in late 1944, Tacloban was the seat of power of the Philippines....
comments powered by Disqus
- Disclosed: Journalist helped defuse a budding conflict between the US and Cuba in 1964
- "People don’t realize": Trump and the historical facts he wants you to know
- Autism doctor Hans Asperger collaborated with the Nazis, new research shows
- University of Wisconsin, Madison to reckon with Ku Klux Klan history, but won't remove KKK member names from buildings
- School responds to assignment asking students to list 'positives' of slavery
- Is Sean Wilentz right that liberals believe in capitalism and progressives don’t?
- Mary Beard cut from US version of “Civilisations"
- Timothy Garton Ash: "We have six months to foil Brexit. And here’s how we can do it.”
- Why the Pulitzer Prize committee keeps ignoring women’s history
- No, we're not reliving the 1960s, says Harvard historian Arne Westad