Hey Demether....Hard to believe that these smiling, docile looking guys would cut your throat or stick a bayonet into you and never blink an eye, isn't it. Wonder what that morsel is that the one guy in the lower right corner is consuming???? A thick slice of bread???? I assume that this man is a prisoner, but maybe he is an Amer/Fil guard. Welcome to the forum.
Hey dmether...I think you are exactly right. Same guys, with the pic taken from a different angle with "Slim" munching on that same piece of bread. I wonder if these "able bodied" Japanese soldiers were among those who were thrown into Nipponese stockades in Manila after being freed upon the surrender of Bataan. It was said that the Japanese troops who occupied the Mariveles/Cabcaben area looked unkindly upon their fellow countrymen found to be prisoners of the American/Filipino forces that weren't seriously wounded. These unfortunates were said to have been shipped to Manila and harshly treated. Do you put any credence into this story???
I've wondered what might have happened to them once they were liberated. I think the Japanese made a distinction between those who surrendered and those who were captured. Either way, I doubt they were well treated.
I bet the front line American troops who survived the war weren't too happy to see a picture of the captured enemy eating better than what they had.
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Jan 23, 2015 17:24:52 GMT 8
Amazing pictures! : Just visited the Philippines, passed by Dalton Pass. Thanks!
Jan 26, 2015 4:28:55 GMT 8
Michael's Friend: Thank you EXO I greatly appreciate it.
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lg4310613: I am not sure if I am using this correctly. Redstategirl posted a message 5 years ago (which I just saw) pertaining to my father, 1st Lt. Sol Goodman. I put a reply on, but do not know if I did this the right way. Would love to hear anything from anyone
Feb 18, 2015 2:34:20 GMT 8
EXO: Welcome "incoherent" as a new member. He's a history buff keen on linking the "Then" with the "Now" of the Battle of Manila.
Feb 21, 2015 11:35:56 GMT 8
EXO: Welcome "miketecson", another apparently incurable history buff "THEN & NOW" practitioner, battling a severe "Corregidor 101" Addiction.
Feb 21, 2015 12:39:44 GMT 8
miketecson: Thank you EXO!
Feb 21, 2015 22:42:50 GMT 8
EXO: Welcome new member aaron who is searching for answers to the tragic loss of SS Corregidor in December 17, 1941 off Manila Bay, Philippines. His grand-uncle and grand-aunt were among those who did not survive.
Feb 23, 2015 16:26:21 GMT 8
incoherent: Thanks for accepting me here. I'm having difficulty posting photos from my flickr. Please help. I looked around but have not located a FAQ thread. Apologies if I may have missed it..
Feb 23, 2015 20:48:15 GMT 8
EXO: to incoherent : I am not confident that Flickr is of use as a host of images for anyone else's benefit. try Photobucket, which Karl uses with great success.
Feb 24, 2015 17:56:22 GMT 8
the Great One : Nice post. I've been working here in Market Market for a year and a month now not knowing a massive structure lies under. I am very fascinated about the find!! Great Stuff!!!
Feb 26, 2015 9:01:29 GMT 8
Belinda Smith: My grandfather Rafael Bonanza was supposedly one of the filipino officers on the SS Corregidor. Can you advise me as to how I can find a list of the crew names?
Mar 2, 2015 8:47:21 GMT 8
Registrar: Those kin who lost relatives on the SS Corregidor might Personal Message me with their e-mail addresses and I will e-mail them some names of people who might possibly be of assistance.
Mar 4, 2015 14:37:49 GMT 8
Paul McNamee: Great exploration.I searched Ft. Wint '73-'78 Wint was evacuated on 12/24/41, The troops retreated to Bataan as per the war plan.They left the guns intact facing out to sea. The Japanese moved them & fired on Bataan. US military came back & bombed it.
Mar 11, 2015 21:29:08 GMT 8
Sue Brooks: Wow, thank you. this was my husbands war.
Mar 14, 2015 5:16:29 GMT 8
John from Montana: Can anyone point me to the history of the Old Spanish flagpole. I know most sources attribute it to a Spanish ship sunk by Dewey in 1898. I'd like more details and proof of its history
Mar 25, 2015 13:17:10 GMT 8
Popular myths exploded: To John from Montana. 100ft (temp) flagpole erected 1910, south-west of Parade Ground. Destroyed Nov 1923. 86ft flagpole erected Dec 1923, south-east corner of Parade Ground, at present location. Flagpole common with US Mainland CAC forts.
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