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    • Occupation ’42
    • Author: Benito J. Legarda Jr.
    • Award Title: Winner, National Book Award, History, 2003
    • Description: Occupation ’42 narrates in its main section the impact of the Pacific phase of World War II on Filipino civilian life. It starts with students preparing for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 1941, the day war came to the country, and ends on the last day of 1942 with Filipino officials bowing in subjection towards the imperial palace in Tokyo. A short second section of the work covers events associated with the later campaign for liberation—the kamikaze, the Cabanatuan raid, and the ordeal of Manila civilians in February 1945.
    • Place/Date Published: Manila: De La Salle University Press, 2003
    • ISBN No.: 9715554881
    • No. of pages: 205