Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February 9, 1945-Battle for Manila: US Troops Retake Far Eastern University!

Battle for Manila.  February 9, 1945.  American troops successfully retake Far Eastern University and advancing to the south of Pasig River. FEU was a garrison during Japanese occupation and heavy gunbattle ensued to liberate the campus and the Japanese massacred all their captives including FEU founder Nicanor Reyes Sr. and some members of his family.  Josefa Llanes Escoda - founder of Girl Scout was brutally tortured and killed inside the campus.
Remembering Liberation and the death of the FEU founder

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