This photo of the totally destroyed city was taken in May 1945. Which city was that?

Bangkok
Kuala Lumpur
Manila
Jakarta
The one-­month Battle of Manila was the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific theater. It cul­mi­nat­ed in total dev­as­ta­tion of the city and a blood­bath often compared to Stal­in­grad. Manila was listed as the second most dev­as­tat­ed capital city of WW2, after Warsaw.

Answers distribution

Bangkok
Kuala Lumpur
Manila
Jakarta
answers
flagAustralia
4%
9%
77%
8%
72
flagthe Philippines
7%
9%
75%
6%
110
flagJapan
7%
14%
68%
9%
54
flagThailand
12%
9%
66%
9%
33
flagSpain
6%
13%
60%
16%
43
flagIndia
13%
8%
57%
21%
99
flagSweden
15%
5%
56%
21%
51
flagNorway
14%
7%
56%
21%
41
flagthe United States
14%
14%
54%
15%
1012
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
13%
54%
18%
721
flagCanada
6%
15%
54%
20%
93
flagGermany
15%
14%
53%
15%
294
flagBelgium
16%
13%
53%
16%
30
flagthe Netherlands
14%
17%
48%
18%
70
flagPoland
17%
17%
45%
18%
19256
flagItaly
16%
18%
46%
16%
60
flagFrance
5%
20%
42%
28%
59
flagMexico
18%
11%
41%
25%
127
flagUnknown
23%
20%
39%
17%
163
flagRepublic of Ireland
17%
14%
37%
29%
64

Gender

men47%
women35%
Bangkok
15%
17%
Kuala Lumpur
18%
22%
Manila
47%
35%
Jakarta
18%
24%

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