Live and Learn - Corregidor: Manila’s Guardian

Date: 21 November 2019
Start Time: 10.00 am
End Time: 11.30 am
Venue Details:

Joondalup Library

102 Boas Avenue,

Joondalup


Map and Directions
$3.00 payable at the door
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A Story of ruin relics and remembrance

One of America’s greatest military defeats occurred on 6th May 1942 when over 14,000 American and Filipino troops defending the island fortress of Corregidor at the entrance to Manila Bay in the Phillipines, surrendered to a Japanese landing force of only 1,000 men.

The collapse of the reputedly invincible Corregidor and its supporting island forts was a real low point for the Allies during the war in the Pacific, but revenge would follow only three years later, when the facilities were retaken from the Japanese in a fierce and bloody campaign.

Using many contemporary photographs, this presentation looks at the creation and history of this massive fortification together with its supporting installations and traces the story of its loss to the Japanese and its subsequent recapture.

Corregidor was never re-occupied by the US forces after World War II, and this presentation will illustrate what remains to be seen today of this once busy military city.

Cost $3.00. Book online

The presentation will run for approximately one hour, followed by refreshments.

Please be aware that there is limited free parking at Joondalup library. Details of parking locations and fees can be found at the City’s Parking webpage.

For more information on this event please call the City on 9400 4751.

Registration for this event is now closed.