The World War II Challenge Webinar Series continues to the Liberation of the Philippines. Bestselling author, James M. Scott, will discuss MacArthur’s return and the struggle for Manila in 1945. As the extreme example of urban warfare in the Pacific, The Battle of Manila brought devastation to the “Pearl of the Orient” in February 1945.
During this webinar, Scott will discuss the advance to Manila including the “Flying Column” that liberated the civilians imprisoned at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp. He will continue with graphic descriptions of the destruction of Manila and the devastation inflicted on the city’s population. Manila, now a bustling metropolis, still bears the scars of this tumultuous experience.
About The World War II Challenge
The World War II Challenge is a unique, virtual fitness challenge that honors our WWII veterans. Registration is open from 6/4/21 to 7/4/21. Participants can complete any of the following courses:
Operation Pacific Theater 72 Mile Course
Operation Pacific Theater 717 Mile Course
Operation Liberty Road 100 Mile Course
Operation Liberty Road 712 Mile Course
About James M. Scott
James M. Scott, a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, is the author of Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor, which was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist and was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews, The Christian Science Monitor, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His other works include The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan and The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a US Spy Ship, which won the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award. Scott’s fourth book, Rampage, was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the editors at Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, and Military Times. In addition, Scott has been interviewed on national television, public radio, and in newspapers ranging from The New York Times to The Washington Post. Scott also was a featured presenter on the Smithsonian Channel’s television series Hell Below and at The 2018 International Conference on World War II. Scott lives with his wife and two children in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.