Published March 1982
by Children"s Press (CT) .
Written in English
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General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (26 January – 5 April ) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign, which made him and his father Buried: MacArthur Memorial. MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines is a judicious and hard-headed portrait of a courageous general and deeply flawed s MacArthur was born The truth, according to military historian Richard Connaughton, lies somewhere in the middle/5(14). Background. Douglas MacArthur was a well-known and experienced officer. The son of Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur Jr., who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his services in the American Civil War, MacArthur graduated at the top of the United States Military Academy class of He was an aide-de-camp to his father from to , and to President Theodore Roosevelt from to MacArthur's Failures in the Philippines By Robert C. Daniels The 7 December Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by Japanese Admiral Chichi Nagumo's naval strike force suddenly and fully thrust the United States into World War II, a war which would last for nearly four years and cost , American military lives and wound.
In the mids, MacArthur married (it did not last long), was stationed in the Philippines, headed-up IV Corps Area near Atlanta (where he toured some of his father’s Civil War battlefields), served on the panel that court-martialed airman Billy Mitchell (“one of the most distasteful orders I ever received,” MacArthur said later), and. Get this from a library! MacArthur and the Philippines. [G C Skipper] -- Recounts the history of General MacArthur's obsession with retaking the Philippines from the Japanese, from the Clark Field bombings of until the destruction of Manila in Not as well known as the Bataan Death March and Gen. MacArthur’s departure and return to the Philippines, is the story of the Americans and Filipinos who refused to . Buy a cheap copy of MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines book by Richard M. Connaughton. If we are to trust military historian Richard Connaughton's account, the Japanese forces that invaded the Philippines shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor were Free shipping over $Cited by: 3.
Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila is an excellent, never before told in this detail, history. Beautifully written and throughly researched history the book is comprised of pages of text and nearly pages of sources and notes. I do wish the book had more maps to depict the battlefield. There are photographs, though/5. Douglas MacArthur served several tours of duty in the Philippines, and in the mid-to-late s was America’s top commander there and held the rank of Field Marshal of the Filipino Army. MacArthur met his second wife en route to the Philippines and raised their son Arthur there, residing on the top floor of the Manila : James M. Scott. The MacArthur Leyte Landing Memorial National Park (also known as the Leyte Landing Memorial Park and MacArthur Park) is a protected area of the Philippines that commemorates the historic landing of General Douglas MacArthur in Leyte Gulf at the start of the campaign to recapture and liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation on 20 October This event led to the largest naval Location: Palo, Philippines. MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines is a judicious and hard-headed portrait of a courageous general and deeply flawed man. Douglas MacArthur was born into a military family in , and the need to measure up to the heroic example set by his father would be the driving force behind MacArthur's career.2/5(1).