We know Corregidor Island in history books that talked of war and bombs. We heard the tales of horror and ghosts that haunts the island. But if we really think about it, we know nothing of Corregidor. Unlike the many horror stories we've heard when we were young, there is so much more to Corregidor than any of us ever imagined.
Corregidor lies in the western side of Manila and offers entrance to Manila Bay. A short Ferry or boat ride from Manila can take you there. It was formerly called Fort Mills after the American Brigadier General Samuel Mills. It is located at a highly strategic place which they considered as the gateway to Manila which allowed Americans to pacify whoever goes in and out of the city. Corregidor was originally controlled by the Spanish Forces but after the Battle of Manila Bay, Corregidor fell in the hands of the Americans.
Apart from the gruesome stories that we've heard of happening there, Corregidor was also once a fortress for the soldiers. When you visit Corregidor today, what you can see are ruins of WW2, fallen buildings, a mile long concrete barracks and what's left behind after the bombings. Today, there are also some memorials around the place so the people can better commemorate the war. Corregidor is a great place to learn more about the Philippine war struggles. Learn more about the history of the Philippines as you go through and witness first-hand the ruins that the war left behind. Corregidor was considered as the last hold of the Americans in the Battle of the Pacific. Filipino and American soldiers were greatly outnumbered by the Japanese but they were remembered to have fought valiantly and fought on until the end.
Corregidor Island is also an interesting place to retrospect what was there before. You'll be amazed that from the rugged ruins that are left behind, a paradise was once on its place. You can observe how Corregidor was built like a mini fortified city complete with a cinema, hospital, shop selling imported goods, swimming pool, beaches, and of course the mile-long barrack. It was once a safe haven for the American soldiers. And that makes the place even more enchanting now. Imagine how that little piece of paradise was completely flipped out because of war and how hundreds of people died in the place. Corregidor has a totally sad history and all we can do now it to commemorate the brave and the strong the fell in the place.
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