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LOOK: Fort Santiago exhibit shows portraits of World War II valor

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 03 2020 11:30 PM | Updated as of Mar 04 2020 03:56 AM

On this day 75 years ago, the Philippine capital saw the end of the monthlong Battle of Manila, which saw one of the fiercest and most brutal fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II and left Intramuros in ruins. While it saw Manila become only the second most destroyed allied city after Warsaw, it also saw the resolve of American and Filipino soldiers who participated in the fighting.

The exhibit “Allies for Freedom: Portraits of Filipino and American Courage in World World II” aims to honor the many men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in liberating the Philippines as the exhibit opened at Fort Santiago in Manila on Tuesday.

The exhibit features photographs of the Second World War courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration, AP Images, The Life Collection/Getty Images, and the International Center of Photography. 

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News