|A British paratrooper with the 5th Scots Parachute Battalion takes cover in Athens, Greece during operations against ELAS (the Greek People's Liberation Army), 18 Dec 1944.||Cruiser USS Santa Fe rolling heavily during Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 18 Dec 1944. Note the forward turret trained to the side so water over the bow would not enter through the gun ports.|
|Destroyer USS Maddox plowing through heavy seas during Typhoon Cobra, 18 Dec 1944.||Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery recording his Christmas message to be broadcast in Britain on Christmas Eve, 18 Dec 1944.|
|Fletcher-class destroyer USS Dyson taking water over the bow during Typhoon Cobra in the Philippine Sea, 18 Dec 1944.||Pack mules of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional) preparing to march shortly after daybreak, near Myitkyina, Shan, Burma, 18 Dec 1944|
|Radar image of Typhoon Cobra, captured by radar system of a US Navy ship, 18 Dec 1944||USS Cowpens rolling in heavy seas in Typhoon Cobra in the Pacific Ocean, 18 Dec 1944|
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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."
General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944
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