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MacArthur: "I shall return"...



Item # 657061

March 21, 1942

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 21, 1942  One of the front page headlines reads: "Australia Gives MacArthur Wild Welcome" after his departure from the Philippines, with the first column head: "General Vows To Do His Best; Throng Cheers"
The report is from an interview with General Douglas MacArthur, supreme Allied commander in the Southwest Pacific. Under a subhead of: "Ordered to Attack Japs" MacArthur states: "...The President of the United States ordered me to break thru the Japanese lines & to proceed from Corregidor to Australia for the purpose...or organizing the American offensive against Jana. The primary purpose of this is the relief of [carries over to page 3] the Philippines. I came thru and I shall return." with more. And he did.
This is one of the more famous utterances of the World War II era.
Note: History notes that March 20 was the date of his famous quote.
The complete issue with 32 pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 285 (released for August, 2019)...

Category: World War II

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