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Pre-WWII Manila - The Pearl of the Orient

Collection by Flora J. Solomon

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In the 1930s and early 1940s military nurses thought Manila a plum assignment. Shopping, pool parties, tennis, and golf filled their days, and dancing under twinkle-light stars with handsome young doctors filled their nights. With its pristine beaches and tropical gardens, no place was more exotic.

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Bataan Hospital - Tropical diseases, including malaria and dysentery, were widespread among both hospital patients and staff Bataan Death March, Registered Nurse Rn, Army Reserve, Vintage Nurse, East Indies, Prisoners Of War, United States Army, World War Two, Wwii

In late December 1941 in the Philippines, nurses were assigned to a pair of battlefield hospitals on Bataan named Hospital #1 and Hospital #2. These hospitals included open-air wards. By late March there were over 4500 patients who were cared for by 67 officers, 83 nurses, 250 enlisted men and 200 civilian employees. Tropical diseases, including malaria and dysentery, were widespread among both hospital patients and staff.

Manila, Queen of the Pacific 1938 - seen thru the eyes of the new American arrivals New York Washington, Port Au Prince, Managua, Quezon City, San Salvador, Manila Philippines, Prisoners Of War, United States Army, American War

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The Nurses Quarters at Sternberg Hospital, Manila, surrounded by gardens of orchids and purple bougainvillea. Bataan, Vintage Nurse, Prisoners Of War, Army & Navy, United States Army, Bougainvillea, General Hospital, Tropical Garden, Vintage Pictures

The Nurses Quarters at Sternberg Hospital, Manila, surrounded by gardens of orchids and purple bougainvillea.

Pictures and stories of the Manila we remember. Uss Houston, Old Blood, We Remember, Vintage Pictures, Manila, Filipino, Wwii, Philippines, Fields

Manila Nostalgia

Pictures and stories of the Manila we remember.

The Metropolitan Theater – Art Deco Style The Manila Metropolitan Theater building was designed by the Filipino architect Juan Arellano, and inaugurated on December with a capacity of 1670 orchestra, 116 in loge, and 708 in balcony). Filipino Architecture, Philippine Architecture, Modern Architecture, Art Tumblr, Logs, Manila, Art Deco Fashion, Disney, Philippines

The Metropolitan Theater – Art Deco Style

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