Manila, Philippines was declared an open city on 26 Dec 1941 to prevent unnecessary destruction

Caption   Manila, Philippines was declared an open city on 26 Dec 1941 to prevent unnecessary destruction ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Center of Military History
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 16 Jul 2007
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. crisanta canilao says:
29 Aug 2009 10:25:11 PM

damn all the Japanese soldiers during WWII
2. Anonymous says:
31 Jul 2010 09:08:47 PM

where in manila is this place...i need it pls answer for our educational trip thankz
3. Anonymous says:
19 Jan 2011 08:25:17 AM

this was outside manila, not really in the city. to prevent unnecessary damages and deaths of civilians...but the Japanese still continued to bomb Manila -_-

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