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Fortress #4: 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.

About the Author

Mark A. Berhow has long had an interest in the history of American coastal and continental air defenses. He was worked at the Fort MacArthur Museum, and Nike missile post in Los Angeles for 10 years, and is a past chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group (CDSG). Terrance McGovern has been an avid student of fortifications for many years, with a particular interest in American coastal defenses in overseas territories. A former Chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group, Terrance lives in McClean, Viriginia, with his wife and three daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841764276
Author:
McGovern, Terrance
Author:
Taylor, Chris
Illustrator:
McGovern, Terrance
Author:
Berhow, Mark
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
osprey;fortress
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fortress
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
67
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.92x7.04x.22 in. .50 lbs.

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