MacArthur faces apathy while rushing his war preparations

November 28, 2013

General Douglas MacArthur, accompanied by Lieutenant Generals George C. Kenney and Richard K. Sutherland and Major General Verne D. Mudge, wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte Island, Philippine on October 20, 1944.

General Douglas MacArthur, accompanied by Lieutenant Generals George C. Kenney and Richard K. Sutherland and Major General Verne D. Mudge, wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte Island, Philippine on October 20, 1944.

General MacArthur was hastening his defense of the Philippines, greatly handicapped by insufficient appropriations and apathy….

While some small wits of Manila called him the Napoleon of Luzon, General MacArthur was struggling against apathy at home and abroad.

But MacArthur was not to be turned from his task.

 

Francis Trevelyan Miller, General Douglas MacArthur Rev. Ed. (Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1945), 150-151.

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 338

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