Corregidor
World War II Historical Place
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This guided tour explores the historic island of
Corregidor served as one of   the   most   vital
harbor defense of Manila during the war. Some
of the   points of interest are the various guns
batteries, Mile long barracks,  Pacific  War
Memorial  and   the  famous  Malinta tunnel
where guests   have  the option  to  experience
the light and sounds Multi-vision show.

From Manila, guest will board a luxurious
150-seater  25   knots ferry  boat,  which  will
board to the pre-war streetcars called "tramvias"
that  will  bring them around the island fortress.


Corregidor is  known  the  world  over for its
role in war, bravery, and history. It  is  three miles
long and 1 ½ miles at its widest point, facing the
China S ea and  flanked  by the provinces of
Bataan and Cavite.   A  rock island   remarkably
shaped  like  a  tadpole at the entrance of  Manila
Bay, Corregidor's strategic location was vital in
the defense of Manila during World War II.


Corregidor  is  a  small  rocky  island in  the
Philippines about 48 kilometers  west  of  Manila
which  is  stragetically  located  at the entrance
of  Manila Bay. This island fortress stands as a
memorial for  the  courage,  valor, and  heroism
of  its Filipino and American defenders who
bravely held their ground against the
overwhelming number of invading Japanese
forces during World War II.


Also known as "the Rock," it was a key bastion
of the Allies during the war. When  the  Japanese
invaded the Philippines in December 1941, the
military  force   under  the  command  of  Gen.
Douglas MacArthur  carried  out  a  delaying
action  at  Bataan. Corregidor became the
headquarters  of  the Allied forces and also the
seat of the Philippine  Commonwealt government.
It was from Corregidor that Philippine  President
Manuel Quezon and General MacArthur left for
Australia in February 1942, leaving behind Lt.
Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright in command.

Although Bataan fell on April 9, 1942, the
Philippine and American forces held  out at
Corregidor  for  27 days  against great odds. On
May 6, 1942, their rations  depleted,  the Allied
forces were forced to   surrender  Corregidor  to
Lt. Gen.  Homma  Masaharu  of  the Japanese
Imperial  Army  after   having  successfully
halted  the Japanese  advance  on Australia.  It
was  only  two  years  and  ten months  later  in
March  1945  when  the  Allied  forces  under the
command of  General MacArthur recaptured
Corregidor ... making good his promise to return
to the Philippines.


Today, Corregidor's  rich  history  continues to
draw Filipinos and foreign  tourists  alike,
making  the  island  one of the most visited tourist
spots  in  the country.  For  first-time  Filipino
visitors, Corregidor reacquaints them with the
past and helps them discover their  national
identity.  The   island  is  home  to  many
historical treasures.