They were baptized by a thick layer of oil, fuel and fear when the Indianapolis went into the water on a little after midnight on July 30, 1945. Over the next five nights and four days, more than 880 sailors would succumb to the dehydration, hypothermia and sharks.
Typhoon Haiyan nearly wiped Tacloban off the face of the earth eight months ago, leaving behind an apocalyptic wasteland of bodies, collapsed buildings and blocked streets. Today, the city of 240,000 people in the central Philippines is bouncing back.
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