The fight for the freedom of the Philippines from Japanese invasion. The American evacuation of the Philippines was the result of Japan's aggression in East Asia. General MacArthur would keep his promise and did return. Before this happened there was a top secret meeting between President Roosevelt, MacArthur, and Admiral Nimitz. MacArthur talked the president to retake the Philippines instead of attacking Formosa.
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"I shall return". General MacArthur slipped out of the last strong-hold of American troops before they were over run by the Japanese as they advanced through the Phillippines. He fulfilled his promise when troops landed back on the islands.
General Douglas MacArthur.
There is a belief among many MacArthurs that they are all related in some way -- it's a small clan.That being said, there is no current evidence showing a relationship between General Douglas MacArthur, and the playwright Charles Gordon MacArthur. You can get back to Scotland independently with both families.
General Douglas MacArthur made the famous statement, "I shall return", as a promise to the Philippine people that he would be back to retake the Islands after being overpowered by the Japanese in 1941. He made good on this promise by assembling a huge force from his base in Australia, then coming back to completely destroy the Japanese forces in 1944-1945. This pretty much marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War in the Pacific.
The Empire of Japan invaded the Philippines in 1941. They held the island until 1945 when General Douglas MacArthur returned to take it back.
Douglas MacArthur was a United States General. After the United States had pushed Japan back in the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway, MacArthur came up with the plan known as island-hopping, which meant that the U.S. would recapture Japanese-held islands while bypassing others and advance toward Japan. It was the plan that made the U.S. push back the Japanese to their homeland.
General Douglas MacArthur vowed I'll be back in reference to the loss of the Philippines to Japan in World War II
Perhaps you mean "I shall return," said by General Douglas MacArthur upon leaving Corregidor for Australia on March 11, 1942
The general who said, 'I shall return.' was Douglas MacArthur. He said it as he departed the Philippines early in World War II. He did indeed return to take the islands back from Japan a few years later.
It cannot be proven that the quote came from Plato. It was attributed to him by General Douglas MacArthur, but there is no evidence to back it up in any of Plato's work.
an American General.......... ............who was Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in the Pacific, came back to the Philippines as liberator as he had promised he would, and was later sacked by President Truman for getting too big for his boots.