In Japanese-occupied Manila, an American woman who was known as "Madame Tsubaki" ran a night club that offered drinks, music, and companionship to homesick soldiers. It was a front for a spy ring that funneled information and supplies to guerilla groups outside the city.
"Now, at last, their great siege weapons were ready. At dawn on October 2nd, the battery opened fire. The cannonballs fell as thick as the rain, slamming into the fortress walls and the bastion of San Andres."