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Early History of the Islands.
thundering turbulence of battle, and the beauty soon became the ugliness of war.
The contest lasted about six hours, and the Dutch, unable longer to cope against odds so overwhelming, were finally vanquished ; their three ships were destroyed, and their flags, artillery, and plundered merchandise to the value of $300,000 were seized.
SAN AUGUSTINE CHURCH, IN OLD MANILA.
This important struggle is known in the history of the islands as the battle of Playa Honda. Had it ended otherwise, it is probable that the Philippines would have been for the Dutch another Java, and a most interesting problem would not have sought solution at the hands of the American people.
Several other engagements with the Dutch occurred at dif-Several other engagements with the Dutch occurred at dif-