American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 - Chapter IV, To the Colors, pgs. 161-205 Summary & Analysis

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The Philippines was made a commonwealth with independence coming in 1946. The Japanese had already conquered Manchuria. MacArthur wanted the job as high commissioner of the Philippines but wasn't named to the position but was named on Quezon's military adviser. Pinky decided to growth him to the Philippines even through she was eighty-four years old.

Dwight D. Eisenhower would be his chief aide. The Quezon administration in the Philippines was trying to strengthen their defenses. MacArthur did not agree that the archipelago was indefensible. The plans they had were known as the Orange plans. The Filipino first lady gave him a gold baton which made him a field marshal on August 24, 1936.

While on a trip to the United States with Quezon, MacArthur married Jean Marie Faircloth on April 30, 1937. They sailed for Manila and would...

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