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    World War 2 History: The Fall of Corregidor (May 6, 1942)

    May 6, 1942: A gloomy day in history when the combined force of the United States' armed forces and Filipinos, abandoned by the US led by president Roosevelt (the Europe-first policy), without food, ammunition, medicines; with gangrened bodies piled up, capitulated almost a month after the Bataan peninsula gave up the gallant fight; a heroic fight that delayed Japanese timetable of occupation to the point of saving Australia from the Japanese juggernaut. By this time, much of East Asia already fell under the shadow of the Land of the Rising Sun except Thailand who collaborated with the Nihon-jin invaders.

    This happened long after British-controlled Singapore, a vaunted impregnable fortess, capitulated in the middle of February 1942 that ended British's feared invinciblity in Asia. (note the brilliant strategist of Singapore invasion was Tomoyuki Yamashita)

    corregidora memorial to the heroes of war near the ruins of Cine Corregidor

    This is the first of a series on Corregidor, a tadpole-shaped island fortress at the mouth of Manila Bay, politically part of Cavite even if geographically nearer to Bataan, that I visited three times: the first time in 2004 with Japanese friends (my rusty knowledge of Japanese helped a lot), the second time for the occular inspection and the third time for company team building activities

    To be continued...

    Related Posts:

    Corregidor Guided Tour,
    Corregidor Guided Tour,
    Corregidor Team building,
    Corregidor Ghosthunting

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:24 PM,

    11 Comments:

    At May 7, 2007, 3:58:00 PM, Anonymous Toe said...

    Great picture Tutubi. I've never been to Corregidor... tsk, tsk!

    Hmmm... interesting to know what your Japanese friends thought when you went to Corregidor.

     
    At May 7, 2007, 7:19:00 PM, Anonymous lino said...

    i'd like to go back there, the last time i was there was in mga grade school years...
    and you're correct, it's part of cavite... i'm from cavite... :)

     
    At May 7, 2007, 8:50:00 PM, Anonymous Major Tom said...

    It'a nice to revisit the history of this legendary island; and how our soldiers were so heroic in engaging in a fatal last stand...

     
    At May 7, 2007, 9:46:00 PM, Blogger carlotta said...

    hindi pako nakakapunta ng corregidor pero i'm hoping to go there soon paguwi ko. =)

    at part pala ng cavite ang corregidor. strange! pano nangyari yun?

     
    At May 7, 2007, 11:42:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    Never knew it was so nice. I missed Corregidor when I was at Pinas.

    ]:

    I heard it's beautiful though!

     
    At May 8, 2007, 3:00:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    On my wish list!
    But then... I slowly realize I will never be able to visit everything...

     
    At May 8, 2007, 5:24:00 PM, Blogger Senor Enrique said...

    Last I was in Corregidor was when I was in high school. Maybe I'll join Carlos' overnight trip.

     
    At May 8, 2007, 5:26:00 PM, Blogger Senor Enrique said...

    Last I was in Corregidor was when I was in high school. Maybe I'll join Carlos' overnight trip.

     
    At May 8, 2007, 7:49:00 PM, Anonymous rhodora said...

    I will definitely visit this place, soon! :)

     
    At May 9, 2007, 8:05:00 AM, Anonymous Enoc said...

    Nice info! :D great photo

     
    At May 14, 2007, 6:28:00 PM, Blogger dodongflores said...

    Interesting piece of past recollection. This is very much similar to stuff that I'd like to blog about given much time in my hand...

    Thanx for sharing :-)

     

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