Tony's War contains several chapters that describe the day-to-day life of the soldiers on Leyte, from the landings of October 1944 until the time that they boarded the troop ships that took the survivors back home to the United States. Because his letters were written to his parents, they do not describe the dangers and horrors, only the mundane aspects of his circumstances... until the letter written to his father on Christmas Eve, 1944. 


Tony's photos and drawings appear in the book, but the images below are from the internet. 

Landing on the island of Leyte, Philippines 1944 

General Douglas MacArthur


Bombings and Snipers

Everyday Operations

Filipino Soldiers

Collecting Souvenirs

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