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Return to the Philippines by Rafael Steinberg (£10.50)Publisher: Time Life — 1980Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0809425165]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “On January 2, 1942, less than a month after invading the Philippine Islands, triumphant Japanese forces occupied the capital city of Manila. The Japanese take-over ushered in a perplexing and paradoxical period for both the victor and the vanquished.
The Japanese authorities earnestly sought to enlist the cooperation of the Filipinos; a friendly populace would permit them to reap the benefits of their conquest without tying up troops needed elsewhere. They launched a showy program designed to transfer the Filipinos’ loyalty from the United States to Japan. In their propaganda, the Japanese linked themselves to the Filipinos as Oriental peoples with a common enemy — the arrogant, white-skinned American exploiters. They made glowing promises; the best was a pledge to give the Philippines complete national independence three years before the U.S. had planned to do so.
The Filipinos distrusted the Japanese and feared reprisals for having fought beside the ousted Americans. But they were animated by growing national ambitions, and the talk of early self-government had great appeal.
The Japanese worked hard at winning over the Filipinos. They released captured Filipino soldiers. They organized Japanese-Filipino cultural exchanges and established the local language, Tagalog, as the official language along with Japanese. In 1943 they declared the Philippines an independent republic.
But even as the Japanese officials pressed for good relations, they revealed themselves as callous oppressors. They controlled the press, made it a capital offense to listen to foreign broadcasts, curtailed religion, and beat and tortured civilians whom they suspected of subversive activities. They overlooked the excesses of the Japanese troops and issued worthless military scrip, triggering a ruinous inflation.
By May of 1942, when the Japanese completed their conquest of the islands, the people of Manila had made up their minds about the Japanese. Hundreds of them took to the hills to fight again as guerrillas or joined clandestine intelligence units in the city.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 9½". 208 pages. Tags: admiral all american army assault atrocities battle biggest blackburn’s borneo breakneck carigara chick ciark company corregidor darter eichelberger field fight fire-bombing for formosa general grenades guerrillas gulf halsey hand harada iwabuchi japanese kamikazes last leyte lingayen macarthur manila mindanap moro myoko naval ormoc palawan parsons pass police ridge rifle river santo secret sixth stand strait submarine superbattleship surigao talakag the time tomas tribesman under warplanes woodpecker yamashita’s zigzag
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Turning the Tide: Decisive Battles Of The Second World War by Nigel Cawthorne (£6.50)Publisher: Index — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781841931128]Condition: Near Fine.Description: From the cover: “The Second World War was the final global conflict of the twentieth century. It involved more combatants, and a wider range of battlefield terrain than any other conflict in history, from the frozen plains of Russia to the baking Libyan Desert, and from the atolls of the Pacific to the skies over Britain. In Turning the Tide, Nigel Cawthorne has taken a fresh look at the crucial battles which decided the outcome of the Second World War, beginning with the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, a feat that boosted the morale of a nation during its darkest hour, and reaching a climactic end with the final bloody reckoning between the Red Army and the Third Reich amongst the ruins of Berlin.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 240 pages. Tags: reichsmarschall baillie-grohman pocketgraziani battlecruiser generalissimo mediterranean rear-admiral expansionist vice-admiral chemyakovsky bougainville komandorski brauchitsch chamberiain archipelago deutschland mountbatten kuribayashi battleship resistance sevastopol casablanca auchinleck somaliland philippine australian corregidor blaskowitz stalingrad peenemuade birmingham schamhorst manteuffel gloucester eisenhower barbarossa vasilevsky cunningham expedition montgomery churchill submarine destroyer abyssinia francisco rebellion alexander president roosevelt peninsula operation
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Birds of Prey by Glenys Lloyd; Derek Lloyd; (£4.00)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1969Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0600001016]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Upper wrap a little curled. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This abundantly and colourfully illustrated book is a most attractive guide to birds of prey of the world, an impressive group of animals that has always attracted public interest. Students, ornithologists and general readers will find this book a fresh and rewarding insight into the wide range of species, their distribution, breeding habits and diet. The sizes of these birds range from the 5¼ inch Elf Owl to the two American condors which at almost 4 feet long and with a wingspan of 10 feet and weight of anything up to 28 Ibs. are the world’s heaviest flying birds.”Notes: Illustrated by Ken Lilly. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Hamlyn All-Colour Paperbacks series. 159 pages. Tags: erythrotriorchis black-shouldered rufous-breasted orange-breasted yellow-throated red-shouldered rufous-bellied swallow-tailed machaerhamphus harpyhaliaetus black-breasted black-collared heterospizias letter-winged herpetotheres chondrohierax accommodation stephanoaetus illustrations dryotriorchis sharp-shinned white-bellied square-tailed monkey-eating rufous-winged yellow-headed megatriorchis lophoictinia requirements henicopernis sarcohamphus wedge-tailed leucopternis short-tailed urotriorchis polyboroides white-tailed rough-legged long-crested broad-winged white-backed phalcoboenus red-throated white-headed pithecophaga blakiston's spizapteryx black-faced hook-billed icthyophaga spot-winged
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