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Many summers ago NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 04/10/2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Many summers ago

NO HOLDS BARRED
Armida Siguion-Reyna
04/10/2012
I was 11 years old on April 9, 1942, when this was broadcast on radio:

“Bataan has fallen. The Philippine-American troops on this war-ravaged and bloodstained peninsula have laid down their arms. With heads bloody but unbowed, they have yielded to the superior force and numbers of the enemy.

“The world will long remember the epic struggle that Filipino and American soldiers put up in the jungle fastness and along the rugged coast of Bataan. They have stood up uncomplaining under the constant and grueling fire of the enemy for more than three months. Besieged on land and blockaded by sea, cut off from all sources of help in the Philippines and in America, the intrepid fighters have done all that human endurance could bear..... MORE

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