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"Send Parsons Immediately"
12 points by merrierhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/without-chick-parsons-Gene...
merrier - 1 hours ago
Title came from https://thebrowser.com/share-link/87jB.
valuearb - 3 minutes ago
Great but sad, read. This part reminded me of the Japanese
apologists who pop up on any thread that touches on Hiroshima
denying that the Japanese military committed mass atrocities."The
death toll from the Battle of Manila was horrific: more than
100,000 Filipinos, the majority of them civilians; ...Parsons
ventured into the city soon after MacArthur finally dislodged the
Japanese, on March 4. ?Manila is finished, completely demolished,?
he wrote in a letter to Travis Ingham. But he had one last mission:
finding his mother-in-law.... When he had gone in search of a good
friend in Manila, Carlos Perez Rubio, he found a gruesome scene:
?twenty-two bodies?the entire family including women and
children...liquidated in a most brutal fashion. Bayonets
mostly.?... Before she was tossed into a mass grave with the
others, Blanche Jurika had been tortured and beheaded. ?If she
could have just lasted another three months,? her son-in-law
recalled, ?she?d have been all right."