February 20, 1945

Let us shift our view for a while from this scenario of horrors, and take a look at the Manila of the liberators, as it was narrated to me. The American High Command has not failed to notice the vandalistic scheme of the Japanese in the attempt to save themselves with the City and with..

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November 18, 1943

Four days of typhoon and devastating floods. Rarely had I seen such torrential rains, and certainly never during this month of November. The flood was high in all streets and ground floors of buildings in all districts of Manila, except Intramuros. The electric plant was inundated and the big light factory of Laguna blew up..

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July 14-Friday, 1899

Took carometa [carromata] for Capeton del Porta and at 9 a.m. the boat up river went off and left me. Carriage to Pasig cost 12 pesos --so took a car and rode out to Macati & telegraphed "No boat --extend pass" --Ans-- "Very Well." City full of sailors & soldiers. Had dinner at Paco --to..

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May 13, 1899

Saturday. 21st Infantry start for lines near Waterworks also some regulars start for Lawton's division to relieve Oregon. In afternoon get Carmetta [and] get Miss Bowman. Go to convent where I bought 2 Spanish & two Philippine bags also some doilies 7 a nickel of Juna [jusi] Cloth. Took some pictures of girls at work..

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Wednesday, Feb. 22d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena Tondo. Washington's birthday -- I have had a cold in my head the past 2 days. Could hardly sleep last night. Mosquitoes got inside my bar & troubled me. Cooked breakfast & supper, & for dinner bought mince pies, which with lemonade..

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February 5, 1899

We were called to arms at 4 a.m., had our breakfasts and then left for the 6th Artillery Battery and then on to Paco Cemetery at Mole, where we were deployed as skirmishers at the rear of the battery. We received orders to advance at 8 a.m. We had to wade through rivers with water..

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