BATTLE OF MANILA The Battle that wasn’t Supposed to be General (Gen) Douglas MacArthur had promised the people of the Philippines “I shall return” and he had done just that, coming ashore at Leyte on 20 October,1944. After more than 2 months of fighting, he and his forces had secured Leyte. On 6 January,1945, Gen MacArthur led an invasion force of more than 200,000 … [Read more...] about Battle of Manila
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan teases the imagination of visitors with the grand images of balls and an aristocratic time past. The cobblestone roads and narrow streets whisper the sense of social class as one strolls through the cafes and small shops that now occupy the spaces. Once grand manors are now bed & breakfast venues for visitors but still relish in the … [Read more...] about Vigan, Philippines…..where time and culture meet.
On a recent trip to the city of New Orleans, I was able to visit The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the D-Day Museum. I had always been under the impression that the museum was a local effort, or perhaps state funded. I was wrong. The museum was designated by Congress as the official National World War II Museum in 2003 and is affiliated with the Smithsonian … [Read more...] about The National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana