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;Short Sunderland [Aircraft Profile 189] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: brief Sunderland Автор:Geoffrey Norris Серия: airplane Profile 189 Издательство: Profile guides Ltd Год издания: 1967 Страниц:16 Формат: PDF в rarЯзык: английский Размер: 13.40 Мб Для сайта: Мир книгБританский гидросамолет brief Sunderland был создан в 1937 году и широко использовался во время Второй мировой войны. zero

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The Selective Service System, in concert with the historic peace churches, created CPS to provide alternative “work of national importance under civilian direction” for COs who rejected noncombatant military service. In October 1940, to coordinate the administration of CPS, the peace churches established the National Service Board for Religious Objectors (NSBRO). Under their agreement, the federal government contributed equipment and facilities (usually former Civilian Conservation Corps camps), while mainly the historic peace churches maintained the camps and covered the thirty-five-dollar monthly expenses for COs unable to pay for their own upkeep.

In December 1941, the Japanese had invaded the Philippines. ” During the Bataan Death March that followed, more than six hundred American and five to ten thousand Filipino prisoners died from Japanese abuse, malnourishment, and disease during a forced march to POW camps. The liberation of the Philippines started in October 1944 with the assault on Leyte Island and the January 1945 invasion of Luzon, the main Philippine island and home to Manila. Landing in northern Luzon at Lingayen Gulf, MacArthur’s troops marched across Luzon and encircled Manila by midFebruary.

With the capital liberated, the Philippine government returned, reconstruction began, and the United States moved to liberate the remainder of Luzon. Assisted by more than 300,000 Filipino guerillas, the Americans gradually defeated Yamashita’s well-entrenched forces. At the time of Japan’s surrender in August 1945, he commanded fifty thousand men. 95 Meanwhile, Frank, who reached the Philippines three months after the Battle of Manila, described the wartime damage in Manila and elsewhere. ”98 Despite the Filipinos’ suffering, Frank observed: “The spirit of the people is amazing.

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