War and Resistance in the Philippines 1942-1944. 2021.Â Author: James Kelly Morningstar. Naval Institute Press. 384 pages. ISBN:Â 9781682475690 The popular perception of the Philippines during the Second World War is shaped by a handful of key events â€“ the surrender of Corregidor, The Bataan Death March, MacArthurâ€™s pledge to return and of course, the actual return of US combat forces to the Philippines beginning in 1944. But between the bookends of General Wainwrightâ€™s surrender of Corregidor and General MacArthurâ€™s return at Leyte was a period of over a thousand days during which the Philippine islands were occupied by the Japanese Empire. Conventional histories suggests that the Filipino people were a people without agency, led into resistance by a handful of American troops that took to the hills, with a s trickle of aid provided by the United States and motivated by the remote directions of General MacArthur from Australia.Â Dr. James Kelly Morningstarâ€™s recent book War and Resistance in the Philippines 1942-1944 dispels that traditional interpretation and explores the...Read More
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