CORREGIDOR IDYLLIC -
The Images of George Ruhlen

by  Paul F. Whitman

Large Landscape 13x11 in, 33x28 cm format,  260 pages.
Standard LAndscape 10x8 in., 25x20 cm format, 216 pages

          I
n a study prepared in 1933 by Brigadier General Stanley D. Embick, harbor defense commander on Corregidor, and endorsed by Major General Ewing E. Booth, then commander of the Philippine Department, it was recommended that American military and naval units be withdrawn from the exposed Philippines to a defense line extending from Alaska through Hawaii to Panama.

           Embick asserted that the islands had become "a military liability of a constantly increasing gravity. To carry out the present Orange Plan with its provisions for the early dispatch of our fleet to the Philippine waters — would be literally an act of madness . . . In the event of an Orange War the best that could be hoped for would be that wise counsels would prevail, that our people would aquiesce in the temporary loss of the Philippines."

          Embick's recommendation was entirely unacceptable to the Navy planners, and was rejected by the War Department. Both had the benefit of not being in the Philippines.

          Corregidor remained constant, in an existance that was both charming in its simplicity, but reckless and carefree in the face of a certain eventuality, its own destruction.

          In short, it was idyllic.


     

This 2019 Edition is an updating of the first edition published in 2012 , then of 216 pages, in regular landscape (10x8 in., 25x20 cm) format.   Many of the images were just too good to be limited by the standard landscape format. The 2019 edition is now reissued at 260 pages in Large Landscape (Coffee Table)  format, (13x11 in., 33x28 cm.)  allowing the images to take pride of place across two-page spreads.

The large landscape format really do the images justice!

 
Included are two additional feature articles, “Lost Corregidor – The Home Front Life Before WWII) by Selma Harrison Calmes M.D., and “Fort Drum – Concrete Battleship of the Philippines. Both reflect life on Corregidor and Ft. Drum, from a family point of view, and from the viewpoint of those of the Coast Artillery men themselves.   

260 pages, illustrated.
     
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