Civil War Echoes: The Fall of Corregidor

75 years ago today, Corregidor and the fortified islands of Manila Bay surrendered to the Japanese. Formal resistance ended throughout the Philippines soon thereafter.

The Civil War echoes in these events through Corregidor’s commander, Lieutenant General Jonathan M. Wainwright IV. A few years ago I blogged about him here:

2 Responses to Civil War Echoes: The Fall of Corregidor

  1. I was fortunate enough to visit Corregidor about 10 years ago while in Manila on Business. It’s a very haunting place. The buildings, gun emplacements, etc. remain unchanged from 1942. Corregidor is a short boat ride from Manila.

    It’s certainly worth a visit if you’re ever in Manila. As is the American Cemetery.

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