American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898–1945

American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898–1945 cover

American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898–1945

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The Philippines were declared an American Territory on January 4, 1899, and fortification construction soon began on the islands in the mouth of Manila Bay. Among the sites built were Fort Mills (Corregidor), Fort Frank, and the formidable "concrete battleship" of Fort Drum. The defenses suffered constant Japanese bombardment during World War II, leading to the surrender of American forces. In 1945 the forts were manned by Japanese soldiers determined to hold out to the bitter end. This title details the fortifications of this key strategic location, and considers both their effectiveness and historical importance.

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Published 19 Feb 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841764276
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 41 b/w; 26 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 4
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Terrance McGovern

Terrance McGovern has authored five books and nume…

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Chris Taylor

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