Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bataan Corregidor By The Philippine Tourism Authority

Title: Bataan Corregidor
Author: The Philippine Tourism Authority
Synopsis: Bataan Peninsula is a mountainous, wooded land mass jutting out from the mainland of Luzon between Manila Bay and Subic Bay. Over its entire length of about 32 miles is the Zambales mountain range, the most prominent heights of which are Mount Natib, Mount Samat and Mount Mariveles. Tactically, Bataan is ideal for defensive purposes. The potentialities of this are for a last-ditch stand were seen and exploited by American military experts when the question of Philippine defense was first considered. While military students had always clung to the possibility of beating off the theoretical enemy at the beaches or defeating them on the plains, the immense distance between the United States and the Philippines had compelled them to provide plans for a withdrawal towards Bataan, where active defense could be undertaken until the time aid or reinforcement arrived from across the Pacific. This, in essence, was the overall tactical plan when the USAFFE forces were funneled into Bataan on January 1, 1942.
Year Published: 1977
Format: Side-stapled, glossy-paper.
Size: 9 x 9 inches
No. of Pages: 70 pages
Condition: Some minor shelf-wear; leaves are fine and crisp with no visible toning; overall VERY GOOD condition
Weight: 170 grams

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HAC Code: 3F0004


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