February 1, 2018

Inside a House Ransacked by the Japanese

Interior of a house in Lipa ransacked by the Japanese in 1945.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
Interior of a house in Lipa ransacked by the Japanese in 1945.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
Date Taken: 13 April 1945

From the above photograph, one can see that the Japanese turned this home in Lipa, Batangas inside out for whatever thing of value that they could lay their hands on. Just another example of the horrors of war and the depths to which soldiers can descend when they get desperate.

Original Caption: Interior of a House where Filipino men and women were stripped of usable clothing and then with their hands tied behind their backs were bayoneted and shoved over the bank of a stream by the Japanese. Approximately 300 to 400 were thus treated in a group found in the area of Lipa, Batangas, Luzon, P.I. (for Philippine Islands). About 1,100 Filipinos were killed by the Japanese in Lipa.

Source: United States National Archives.

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