Media Category: Metro Manila

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Ze042. 08. After the question and answer period the author signed books. I did not have to wait because he sent me signed copy already. But I did buy a copy of the book Target Tokyo. The hall was very full and the staff had to get many more chairs. So the line was too long and I skipped the signing of my Target Tokyo book. Photo credit to the Philippine Heritage Library.

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Ze041. 07. The author signed a book even before the presentation started, I also had a chance to say hello. He had sent me a personal invitation.

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Ze048. 18. Karl was a happy camper at the book launch of Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila by James Scott. 12th Feb. 2019. I was happy; that I made it and that the family came. After all, the author invited me, and my friend Lou Jurika encouraged me strongly. See his book critique at the front of this thread.

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Ze047. 17. I invited my family of course and a family friend from Germany, a retired Senior Army Officer of the new Bundeswehr. We arrived early, the place really got packed and the museum had to haul in many more chairs.
I did not read the book yet, I’m always so busy. The Senior German Army Officer read the book and praised it ot me. He said the research was OUTSTANDING and he liked the personal witness stories sprinkled throughout the book. My impression of the author is that he is a good man, got the head on straight and comes from a military family!

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Ze046. 15. The autograph and words of appreciation by the author in the book he sent me. In the acknowledge section, page 516, he wrote this: “I also want to thank Karl-Wilhelm Welteke, a modern day Indiana Jones who, armed with a handheld GPS took me on a two day adventure thru the jungles of Corregidor.”

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Ze045. 14. The author in the former Fort Mills on Corregidor Island on the 18th Sep. 2019. The Gen. MacArthur Memorial got us together. Here we are at Battery Grubbs, one of only two 10 inch gun batteries in the Philippines during WWII.

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Ze036. 02 Philippine Heritage Library and the National Book Store present the launch of Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila by James Scott.

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Ze035. 01a Rampage, this is my book cover scanned, James sent me an autographed copy.

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Ze034. 01 Filipinas Heritage Library, Rampage Book Launch

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Ze040. 06. Dr. Rico Jose did much of the organizing and helped make this book launch a success. Photo credit to the Philippine Heritage Library.

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