Philippines

Life Goes On

Across the developing world, mass migration and population rise is pushing people to the margins of urban centers. Manila is one of the most overpopulated places on Earth. In Navotas Cemetery, Manila, Philippines, 2000 families live with

February 9, 1945 - The Great Leap Eastward.

February 9, 1945 - 7 Allied armies advance along a 350 mile front from the Alps to Holland. Canadian 1st Army captures 14 towns. Russian Army launches new offensive against Breslau. Patton's 3rd Army now 8 miles inside Germany. Germans use Jet Fighters for first time. Germans reported to be escaping to neutral countries in droves with many heading to South America. Chinese launch successful counterattacks against Japanese in3 Provinces cutting off major Japanese supply lines. Pacific Front the move to recapture to Philippines continues and reports that Japanese have moved 177 American Prisoners of war including Gen. Wainright to Manchuria.

January 4, 1942 - A World At War.

News of the day, this day in history for January 4, 1942 - Japanese continue attack on Singapore, invade Borneo. Battle of Philippines continues. North Africa - 7,000 Axis prisoners taken. 77th Congress gets ready to open with emphasis on War production. Warning that a German invasion of Britain was still possible.