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Corregidor in Peace and War
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0826217125, Hardcover)A picturesque island strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay, Corregidor has had military significance since the days of the Spanish galleon trade. Although its dramatic role in the defense of the Philippines during World War II is well documented, relatively little is known about its history apart from military involvement. This richly illustrated book tells the story of the island and sheds new light on the geopolitical forces that shaped its destiny. More than 150 illustrations include maps and photos from both the Spanish and American periods up to the present day, and the accompanying text provides a guided tour that captures the natural beauty of an island once enjoyed by early residents but subsequently decimated by cannon fire and aerial bombardment.
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"Around 1898, the American military began to arm and fortify 'the Rock,' an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay. Heavily illustrated with historic and current photographs, Corregidor in Peace and War documents island life before WWII, and then records its loss and recapture during the struggle with Japan"--Provided by publisher.
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