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
flagJapan
5%
10%
78%
5%
90
flagthe Philippines
6%
9%
75%
7%
142
flagAustralia
5%
8%
74%
11%
89
flagThailand
11%
11%
63%
11%
36
flagSpain
7%
14%
61%
14%
55
flagSweden
15%
6%
60%
18%
65
flagIndia
13%
9%
57%
19%
112
flagthe United States
14%
13%
55%
14%
1336
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
13%
55%
17%
921
flagCanada
7%
15%
55%
18%
120
flagGermany
15%
15%
53%
14%
396
flagItaly
18%
14%
53%
13%
83
flagNorway
16%
8%
51%
23%
56
flagBelgium
19%
19%
47%
13%
36
flagthe Netherlands
17%
17%
46%
16%
90
flagPoland
18%
17%
45%
17%
27188
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
14%
43%
24%
87
flagFrance
5%
20%
43%
28%
74
flagMexico
18%
12%
41%
25%
129
flagUnknown
31%
19%
28%
20%
1376

Gender

men37%
women33%
Bangkok
23%
18%
Kuala Lumpur
19%
22%
Manila
37%
33%
Jakarta
20%
24%

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