• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1942-01-29
  • Publisher
  • Washington Evening Star
  • Description
  • After the Japanese invasion of the Philippine Islands, General Douglas MacArthur and his troops fell back to the island fortress, Corregidor, guarding the entrance to Manila Bay. MacArthur's pleas for munitions and additional troops were not answered and finally he was ordered to leave the island for Australia The army was forced to surrender after days of heavy bombing and air attacks. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman shows Gen. MacArthur standin... more
    After the Japanese invasion of the Philippine Islands, General Douglas MacArthur and his troops fell back to the island fortress, Corregidor, guarding the entrance to Manila Bay. MacArthur's pleas for munitions and additional troops were not answered and finally he was ordered to leave the island for Australia The army was forced to surrender after days of heavy bombing and air attacks. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman shows Gen. MacArthur standing by his radioman asking if anything was coming through from the outside world. The radioman responds honestly and cleverly by saying nothing was coming but praise. The news must have been disheartening to MacArthur and his troops, now knowing fur sure that the next steps would be death or capture by the Japanese army. less
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  • Unrestricted