In March of 1945 during World War II, my father and his battalion were in Manila, Philippines. The Allies fought the Japanese there and killed many thousands. The Walled City, or Intramuros, was one of the places the enemy was fighting from. This is where this Japanese Arisaka Type 38 rifle and bayonet were found. You can read the whole story on page 151 of my book, Dad’s War Photos: Adventures in the South Pacific. Read more
Neal Bertrand’s interview on a local TV station
I was invited to be a guest on a local TV show last week to talk about my book “Dad’s War Photos: Adventures in the South Pacific.” The hostess interviewed me and we talked for around 30 minutes about this book.
The show will air locally in a six-parish area around Lafayette, LA, that is served by Cox Cable and LUS Fiber. Read more