HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 13 no. 1-2 (1966)

Dodging the Japanese

Maximo M. Kalaw

Discipline: History, Philippine History



It was Christmas 1941. We had hardly recovered from the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the declaration of war when Japanese bombs began to fall uncomfortably near us in Manila. Soon I decided to take my family to my sister's house near the College of Agriculture at Los Baños, Laguna, fifty miles south of Manila, which was far from any military objective, and I thought therefore would be relatively free from bombs.