“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region

Memorare-Manila 1945

Memorare-Manila 1945 Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
1. Memorare-Manila 1945 Marker
Inscription. This monument is erected in memory of the more than 100,000 defenseless civilians who were killed during the Battle for the Liberation of Manila between February 3 and March 3,1945. They were mainly victims of heinous acts perpetrated by the Japanese Imperial Forces and the casualties of the heavy artillery barrage by the American Forces. The Battle for Manila at the end of World War II was one of the most brutal episode in the history of Asia and the Pacific. The non-combatant victims of that tragic battle will remain forever in the hearts and minds of the Filipino people.
Location. 14° 35.425′ N, 120° 58.461′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is on Anda Street near General Luna Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Intramuros, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plazuela de Santa Isabel (here, next to this marker); Colegio de Santa Isabel (within shouting distance of this marker); San Ignacio Church (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ateneo de Manila (about 120 meters away); Church of San Agustin
Memorare-Manila 1945 Monument image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, August 19, 2009
2. Memorare-Manila 1945 Monument
This memorial is dedicated to all those innocent victims of war, many of whom went nameless and unknown to a common grave, or never even knew a grave at all, their bodies having been consumed by fire or crushed to dust beneath the rubble of ruins.
Let this monument be a gravestone for each and every one of the over 100,000 men, women, children and infants killed in Manila during its battle of liberation, February 3 to March 3, 1945. We have never forgotten them. Nor shall we ever forget.
May they rest in peace as part now of the sacred ground of this city: The Manila of our affections. February 18, 1995
(about 120 meters away); Palacio Arzobispal (about 120 meters away); Manila Cathedral (about 180 meters away); Padre Jose A. Burgos (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Intramuros.
Categories. War, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,439 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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