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Monday, December 19, 2011

CANOPUS' LAST STAND


IN THE DARK DAYS BEFORE THE FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES, A LONE AMERICAN SUBMARINE TENDER FOUGHT A VALIANT ONE-SHIP WAR AGAINST THE JAPANESE.
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After the forced retirement of the American warships from the Philippines in late December 1941 the defense of Bataan and Corregidor had to be shouldered in its entirely by the ground troops, aided by a few patched-up planes which managed to survive the repeated Japanese assault from the skies. The gallant American and Philippine defenders - more than 60,000 of them -finally had to lay down their arms in surrender, after a bitter and stubborn resistance against hunger, disease, and an over powering enemy, but in doing so they added new glory and new luster to the U.S. Army.

This is a "Two Part Article"  just click the link below to give this a go!!

Part I: CANOPUS' LAST STAND!

Part II: CANOPUS' LAST STAND!


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