Triumph and Tragedy: The Liberation of Laguna in 1945
Ricardo Jose, Ph.D.

Jose, Ricardo T. “Triumph and Tragedy: The Liberation of Laguna in 1945.” Journal and Local History and Heritage, Vol. 7 No. 1 (February 2021), pp. 115-155.



A detailed examination of the liberation of Laguna province from Japanese rule by US Army and Filipino and Chinese guerrillas in 1945. The liberation campaigns, while freeing the people of Laguna from oppressive Japanese rule, was, however, accompanied by much destruction and loss of life from Japanese massacres and retaliation, and artillery shelling and aerial bombardment, thus resulting in both trumps and tragedy.