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Mountbatten Three vlDays With Mac Arthur Rec. 12.30. ' COLOMBO, July 19. Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, Allied Supreme Commander, \ Southeast Asia, has returned to his headquarters from a three-day conference in Manila with General Mac Arthur, Supreme Commander, Allied Forces iik South and Southwest Pacific. The meeting was arranged to organise the complete co-ordination of their respective commands, reports an Associated Press correspondent. Admiral Mountbatten's journey, for safety reasons, was kept secret, until he returned to Burma. He made the journey to the Philippines in a York transport plane over a specially guarded route. He ex-, pressed complete satisfaction with I his mission and said he had been wanting to meet General Mac Arthur for a long time.

Accompanying Admiral Mountbatten were his Chiefs of, Staff, who held consultations with their opposite numbers in the Philippines. The American leaders at the talks were Admiral Kincaid, who has been in charge of the naval operations in the Philippines, General George Kenney (air) and General Whitehead and General Eichelberger (land operations). Admiral Mountbatten arrived in Manila on July 12 and returned to Colombo to-day.

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ALLIED WAR CHIEFS CONFER IN MANILA, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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ALLIED WAR CHIEFS CONFER IN MANILA Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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