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Manila taken by Japanese invaders 70 years ago this hour (1942)


Video: Manila falls to Japanese (at 2:00)

(Friday, January 2, 1942, 1 a.m. EST) — Japan’s invasion armies captured Manila today and the U.S. naval base at Cavite has been evacuated, the government announced. The war department said advanced elements of Japanese invaders entered the city at 3 p.m., Manila time. Continue reading Manila taken by Japanese invaders 70 years ago this hour (1942)