Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).
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Damaged buildings in Manila, 1945. According to Wikipedia: "It was the second most devastated city in the world,
after Warsaw, during the Second World War. Almost all of the structures in the city... were destroyed."
Damaged buildings in Manila, 1945.
Damaged buildings along a river (possibly the Pasig) in Manila, 1945.
Life goes on in war-damaged Manila, 1945. All the vehicles, however, appear to be military.
This appears to be a destroyed church in Manila, 1945.
The Hotel Great Eastern in Manila, 1945. According to the later-day revival of the hotel: "Old timers would remember the genteel time when the
Great Eastern Hotel opened in 1934 on Echague Street to be one of only three luxury hotels in Manila. Sadly, World War II caused the
denouement of the old hotel." Two other photos of the hotel in 1945 can be found on ww2online.org.
Horse-drawn carts in Manila, 1945, possibly in a marketplace.
More war-damaged buildings along the river in Manila, 1945.
The building on the left is the Ideal movie theatre on Rizal Avenue in Manila, 1945.
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