(Caption below Top Photo)
American hostages line the windows of Santo Tomas Education
Building on the morning after U.S. troops entered the university.
Hiding behind the window sills on the floor below are Colonel
Hayashi's 65 men. Lieut. Colonel Charles E. Brady went into the
building to talk with the Japanese. Hayashi fingered his pistols
menacingly but agreed to come out with his men.
A strange episode of war followed the U.S. entry into Santo
Tomas. When the U.S. tanks first burst in, some of the
Japanese in the camp were captured. But 65 of them, commanded
by a correct little Japanese lieut. colonel named Hayashi,
retreated into the university's Education Building, taking
221 internees with them as hostages.
When the Americans asked the Japanese to surrender, Colonel Hayashi
answered, "It is not compatible with Japanese military doctrine."
After a day of negotiating to save the hostages' lives, the
Americans agreed to conduct the Japanese out of Santo Tomas to
within a few hundred yards of their own lines. At dawn the next
day the Americans, holding their rifles ready, formed on both
sides of the Education Building door, marched the Japanese out
of the university grounds.
(Caption below bottom photo)
The Japanese leave the university in the dim light of early morning.
At the right, holding his trousers to keep them out of the mud,
is Ernest Stanley, a missionary who worked as an interpreter during
the talks between Colonel Brady and the Japanese. At the left is
Colonel Brady. The Americans marched in two columns, one on each
side of the departing Japanese.