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General MacArthur's Promise

General Douglas MacArthur made good on a promise when he returned to the Philippines on October 20, 1944. President Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to leave the Philippines in 1942 after he tried to defend the country against a Japanese invasion. He made his famous declaration “I Shall Return” after he fled to Australia. MacArthur maneuvered for two and a half years to get back to the Philippines and upon his arrival he declared “I have returned.”

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