[Brisbane]: 1944. ,v,97pp. plus seventeen maps (fourteen folding), twenty-seven photographic plates, and four folding tables. Original printed drab covers with red linen spine. Light wear to covers and spine. Internally clean. Very good plus. Item #2270
"This Handbook contains information on an area in Central Luzon, Philippine Islands, as defined on the Orientation Map. It is intended to provide basic topographical information of military interest for the use of officers in forward areas. The maps included are intended as guides only, to be used in conjunction with operational maps." Allied handbook for Manila for use during the Philippines Campaign that liberated the islands from the Japanese, an operation which commenced on October 20, 1944 and ended with surrender of the islands after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 15, 1945. The present handbook is cover dated November 21, 1944. It contains numerous maps; photographic plates of reconnaissance images depicting roads, beaches, and the surrounding countryside; and information about the location of relevant targets such as military bases. We locate a handful of copies in OCLC, about half of them in Australian institutions.