I've been reluctant to include some of the big files in the Reference Reading feature, because of the sheer size of some of them. The original size of this file, for example, was 151 MB until I located the concept of "compression." I haven't the foggiest how compression and optimization works, but in this instance, it worked a treat and reduced the 151 MB pdf file size to 11 MB. Running it through FlippingPage then increases the size, as it creates additional thumbnail and medium size files, as well as the original (ie reduced size) pdf file. But overall, it's tolerable.
What of this document?
It is a collection of the daily bulletins from the headquarters of the Harbor Defenses between Jan and May 1942. A cursory read paints a picture that the main efforts of the Army appear to be the generation of paperwork about minutiae. It's a bit like an impressionist painting, where a picture is painted with hundreds and hundreds of relatively small, thin yet visible brush strokes describing ordinary subject matter. What else comes from paperwork about missing laundry and lost highschool class rings? Bigger things, such as a missing Ford Jeep (W-2018096)?No, even bigger things - the recording of life on the Rock and an oncoming death of a society.
Along the way, though, a masterpiece of Historic Pointillism has been created. A close reading of this document will reveal a great many treasures.
raycoinhound: I sugest all members read this one!!!Fowlerville news and views 11/08/20 page 15.. The article shows Andy age 99 My mother Jackie age 95 and me in the middle age 68> . Andy saw all the paratroopers jump off his distroyer which shelled Corregdor in Feb 1945
Apr 20, 2021 12:06:19 GMT 8
raycoinhound: all members you better read this one.Fowlerville news & Views 11/08/20pg 15. Andy saw the 503 jump into battle on Corregidor. His Distroyer shelled the island and as soon as they stopped down came the 503rd!Andy is 99, my mother 95 and me 68.I take him out
Apr 20, 2021 12:09:58 GMT 8
raven316: Which tin can, my dad was on the USS Crosby, APD 17
Apr 21, 2021 1:55:19 GMT 8
JoAlberto: These are good reads. I am a young girl from Phils very much enthused with Corregidor and its history pre and post war.
Apr 30, 2021 14:20:11 GMT 8
Barbara: My uncle was Spencer Bever, Al and him started this adventure together here in Columbus Ohio...would love to get more direct info about them..thanks...
Jun 8, 2021 6:16:26 GMT 8
Paul Whitman: Barbara - The story of Spencer Bever is told by survivor Al McGrew, his closest friend. They book "Amid Th' Encircling Gloom - Corregidor and Survival" follows their times together until they were split when Al was sent to Japan.
Aug 22, 2021 7:45:49 GMT 8
Paul Whitman: Presently, I am re-working the book for re-release in a large format presentation book. There are 217 mentions of Spence in it. and his drawings.
Aug 22, 2021 7:47:58 GMT 8
JM: hello, may I ask what are the process that authority use to improve or develop the sbfz ?
Aug 31, 2021 0:37:48 GMT 8
EXO: JM - sorry, speculation on SBFZ policy sounds a mite political, and not in our remit.
Sept 19, 2021 6:44:11 GMT 8
Irene Rivera: Hello good day to all, is anyone here who have ideas what happened to"The Battle of the Points during World War II? Thank you
Sept 29, 2021 13:34:32 GMT 8