History of War


When the United States began its conquest of the Philippine Islands in 1899, among the more curious spoils taken from Spain’s former colonial possession was a rocky islet with a small fort. Situated at the mouth of Manila Bay, no ship could approach the Philippine capital without falling under its gaze. At

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