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.

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Bangkok
Kuala Lumpur
Manila
Jakarta
answers
flagthe Philippines
6%
9%
75%
7%
138
flagAustralia
6%
9%
74%
9%
83
flagJapan
7%
14%
68%
9%
54
flagThailand
11%
11%
65%
8%
35
flagSweden
15%
6%
60%
18%
65
flagSpain
7%
15%
59%
15%
52
flagthe United States
13%
13%
56%
14%
1177
flagIndia
13%
9%
56%
20%
108
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
13%
55%
17%
870
flagCanada
7%
15%
53%
19%
113
flagGermany
15%
16%
52%
15%
375
flagNorway
16%
9%
50%
23%
55
flagBelgium
19%
19%
47%
13%
36
flagItaly
20%
16%
46%
15%
73
flagPoland
18%
17%
44%
18%
25751
flagFrance
4%
20%
44%
27%
69
flagthe Netherlands
17%
19%
43%
18%
82
flagMexico
18%
12%
41%
25%
129
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
15%
41%
25%
77
flagUnknown
31%
19%
28%
20%
1304

Gender

men37%
women34%
Bangkok
23%
18%
Kuala Lumpur
19%
22%
Manila
37%
34%
Jakarta
20%
24%

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