Manila, Ground Level 3

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Item Details

Title

Manila, Ground Level 3

Subject

City views

Description

"Ground level Photo. Damaged City Buildings - South of Pasig River. Manila Bay in greater distance. Oro Theare and next block over" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Dueling Artillery Damage. On February 1, the Allies began the attack on Manila. Eventually, Allied forces captured 'the areas north of the Pasig River which divided Manila...[while] the Japanese navy commander whose troops controlled the area [south of the river] decided to hold out and entrenched themselves against the American advance.' Day and night, that standoff led to 'artillery exchanges between Japanese in the south and Americans in the north.' Here, a photographer in the 49th Fighter Group documented some of the damage caused by Japanese artillery firing on Allied positions north of the Pasig: Oro Theater (burned top) and Monte de Piedad (arch intact). When Hill's Photo Section developed these images, they saved prints for themselves." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Price, Captain

Date

1945

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.847

Spatial Coverage

Manila, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill