Corregidor Historic Society considers that this propaganda booklet has been used principally to give personality to the enemy side of the action and that its contents must not be accepted uncritically. It can only be interpreted in the context of the era it was published. It is an example of wartime propaganda, not an attempt at documenting history. Originally printed in English, it contains a number of second-hand accounts of enemy experiences in the seizure of Corregidor. The book is referred to as a reference in Louis Morton's "The Fall of the Philippines" and to date the only public copy available surviving is believed to be a photostatic held by the Office of the Chief of Military History, from which this version has its providence.
It comes to us by courtesy of two 1945 Corregidor veterans - Don Abbott (who dropped in by parachute), and Weldon B. Hester (who arrived on South Beach as a Red Cross man attached to the 34th Infantry.)
It is transcribed as published, and appears with its original errors unchanged.
Paul F. Whitman
Corregidor Historic Society
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