The Manila massacre refers to the February 1945 atrocities conducted against Filipino civilians in Manila, Philippines by Japanese troops during World War II.
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... had ordered a complete withdrawal of Japanese troops from Manila. 10,000 marines under Vice Admiral Iwabuchi Sanji disobeyed Yamashita's orders and remained in Manila along with some IJA stragglers ... The massacre was at its worst in the Battle of Manila, in which the Allies shelled the city of Manila to drive out the Japanese ...
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