USAHEC Military History Lectures (Audio)

USAHEC Military History Lectures (Audio)


Rampage: Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series

May 23, 2019

April 17, 2019 - Mr. James M. Scott


“I shall return!” General Douglas MacArthur spoke those words into the dreary darkness in 1942 when he fled the Japanese invasion of the Philippine islands. Almost three years later, as U.S. forces worked to secure a route to invade the Japanese home islands, MacArthur made good on his promise. Standing in his way was a Japanese force bent on fighting to the death to prevent the Americans from retaking the Philippines. In this lecture, renowned author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Mr. James M. Scott, presents a talk based on his newest book, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila. Mr. Scott discusses the 29-day battle and the U.S. military’s brutal struggle against the “Tiger of Malaya,” General Tomoyuki Yamashita.


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