May 25, 2010

Historical Island of Corregidor




After a week of being so busy preparing for our holiday finally we arrived in the Philippines last May 22 and for a few days since we arrived I don't get a chance to update my blog, been very tired of the long hours trip and organizing somethings but then so happy to be backed here in my homeland.

The first of our itinerary was to visit Corregidor Island an hour and 15 minutes ride on a ferry boat. It’s one of the historical island during World War II were there are building barracks of American and Filipino soldiers. In the end, the building was all destroyed by the Japanese troops thousands of soldiers got killed because they want  to colonize Philippines but with the help of American soldiers unfortunately they don’t succeed on their plans. Gen. Douglas Mc Arthur was the one who lead the invasion together with his soldiers.

It's my second time to visit here, the first one was last 2004. We are joining a tour group this time of around 60 people from different countries and as well as our own. Very fun and interesting despite of the very hot weather, first time to be soaking wet and dribbling sweat lol, because of the hotness and humidity of a tropical country.

Lots of photo we take of different historical memories of the war.  I'll share to you some of the series of photos. 

American Barracks bombed by Japanese soldiers

Another Barracks, behind is the Pacific War Museum

Weapons used on WWII

Pacific War Memorial Museum

Hubby and I

This is 57 mm anti-tank gun, American used primarily against tank, it can also be used against smaller targets.  You all cover up I'm ready to fire this lol

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4 comments:

Lara Neusiedler said...

these museums should always remind us not to make war. never again.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

oh....nice buldings...history...I need tov siti Philipines, very soon

nice day and cognrats
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http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

I need to visit Philipines, very soon.
Congrats and thanks for sharing

Pat said...

My dad was an officer in the US Navy during WW II and his battleship, the Maryland, was involved in the battle to save Corregidor. I remember him talking about it many times. That's a really cute photo of you behind the anti-tank gun.

This might be a repeat comment, but I'm not sure if it went through the first time. Have a wonderful week!

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