With this episode, the podcast narrative about World War II in the Philippines is concluded. Here is the story of how the US 8th Army, with the help of Filipino guerrillas, took back the central and southern Philippines, also known as the Visayas and Mindanao, from the Japanese in 1945.



The Philippine Campaign.



This map shows the entire Philippine campaign. The red arrows show the movements of the US 6th Army, which we already covered in Episode 50, 52 and 53. What the US 8th Army took in this episode is shown with the blue arrows.



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