The Japanese Occupation ofthe Philippines: A Pictorial History offers glimpses of Filipino life under the Japanese rule during the Second World War. This book compiles uncommon photographs culled from vintage newspapers, archives and private collections. Instead of focusing on momentous events, the array of pictures imparts the nameless Filipino’s stories of struggle and survival. Ordinary faces reveal terror, grief, hatred and endurance. The stirring images flow with Ricardo Jose’s narrative that presents the overall scenario of the war years. His essays combine anecdotes with the highlights of the period, and thus provide a succinct but comprehensive portrayal of the times this book urges readers to remember the Japanese Occupation, and come to terms with the indelible reality in the Filipino past.