Headline from the beginning of the Battle of Manila, 5 Feb 1945
FIRST EYEWITNESS TO R-I-E R-I-E R-I-E R-I-E R-I-E SNOW FLURRIES Snow Flurries and Somewhat Colder with Moderate Winds Sun riwn 8:41; k(i 6:52 DETROIT TEMFERATCRES 7 a. m. 21 10 a. m. 22 1 p. m. 23 4 p. m. 27 7 p. ra. 28 10 p. m. 24 R. ra. 1 ' 1 1 a.m. 23 2 p. m. 26 5 p. m. 27 8 p. m. 2 11 p. m. 52 9 a. ra. 22 12 noon 25 3 p. 111. 26 6 p. m. 27 9 p. ra. 2f5 12 p. m. 21 1 J LA! Internees9 Plight Heart-Breaking Heart-Breaking Heart-Breaking Civilians Are Just Skin and Bone; Saved by Hand-to-Hahd Hand-to-Hahd Hand-to-Hahd Hand-to-Hahd Hand-to-Hahd Fighting BY FRANCIS McCARTHY WITH THE FIRST CAVALRY, Manila (UP) Brig. Gen. William O. Chase's "flying wedge" of the First Cavalry swept into Manila at 6:40 p. m. Saturday. It fought its way hand to hand into the University of Santo Tomas concentration camp. The cavalrymen withheld artillery fire so that American internees would not be harmed. ;v o IN THE FIRST REPORT on the condition of those in the city. Chase messaged his commander, Maj. Gen. Verne D. Mudge : "The Chilians are practically starved. The internees are practically skin and boiie. It would break your heart to look at them." (Associated Press Correspondent Russell Brines, with the First Cavalry said 3,000 Santo Tomas internees were liberated. liberated. . (They were mostly American women and children interned interned since May 1, 1942.) o J ,;,; MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1945 .ill wwm: t 111 Kg- Kg- kg - ' , fn jf f f ill IJ rl :LJt 4 -i -i -tv -tv II j if j s fan if II gr-- gr-- gr-- - - v . S5'W--w- S5'W--w- S5'W--w- S5'W--w- S5'W--w- -Aim -Aim .rjM.. "X, S :t ) A , jx.h y iz v 1 1 J - 1 U - y t f N . . ! Iznr -r -r BACK IN AMERICAN HANDS This is a prewar picture of the Malacanan Palace, seat of the Philippine Government, in On Guard for , -T..M -T..M -ii., -ii., Tnif-i Tnif-i Tnif-i r-i- r-i- r-i- r-i- ''W - - . FROM RE P O MTE Over a Century Manila. It was seized from the Japs by American troops entering ; the city Saturday, Other pictures of Manila are on the back page Vol. 114 No. 277 Associated Press Wirepboto R S M' Five Cents Free Thousands of Mltied from Jap Prison Triumph Climaxes 26-Day 26-Day 26-Day March; Foe Presents Little Opposition BY WILLIAM B. DICKINSON ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Luzon (UP) Gen. Douglas MacArthur's avenging American troops have returned triumphantly to Manila. They smashed into the heart of the Philippines capi tal Saturday night, Gen. MacArthur announced Monday. Within a short time, they freed thousands of American and British internees . at the Santo Tomas concentration camp and captured the Philippines presidential palace. . The notorious camp was taken in hand-to-hand hand-to-hand hand-to-hand hand-to-hand hand-to-hand fighting.. (In Washington, the White House issued a message from President Roosevelt to Philippines President" Sergio Osmena ' hailing the "liberation" of Manila. (Royal Arch Gunnison, of the Mutual Broadcasting System, said in a broadcast from Luzon MifflliA Read About Heart-Breaking Heart-Breaking Heart-Breaking Scenes In Internee Camp in Column 1 METRO FINAL Citizens Sunday that "Manila has fallen."