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must-visit historical site

a good way to make your kids or students (or anyone for that matter) learn about world war 2. went... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
tgwtmh
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Rizal Province, Philippines
A solemn reminder of grim local history

The actual memorial location doesn't provide much on-site information about the actual surrender... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
paolojcruz
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Pasig, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The actual memorial location doesn't provide much on-site information about the actual surrender event. Unless you're a WW2 history buff, a visit should be paired with the nearby museum to understand the full context of the marker's significance. The monument itself is a fairly unremarkable set of sculptures but if you're aware of what it represents (the fall of Allied forces in Luzon and the set-up for the eventual Death March across Bataan province), the whole scene bears the weight of history.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank paolojcruz
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The marker sits just outside the museum. It's a depiction of the Bataan surrender and is based out of the actual event. Visit Mt. Samat Cross and museum to see the actual picture.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Patricia E
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The WWII Museum is just a small one. But as a student of history it made a huge impact on me, specially the surrender site. I love that at last I was able to visit this site.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ruth F
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Place is the actual place of the surrender of Bataan forces. It is located behind the Balanga School in Barangay Talisay Balanga, Bataan. The surrender of Bataan forces infuriated the enemy forces with the later specially calling the punishment The Bataan Death March inflicting the most cruel punishment to the defeated.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ezarra101
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The site is located inside the Balanga Elementary School at Basa St., Talisay, Balanga City. The monument is just in front of the Bataan WWII Museum which is also in the school premises. The monument, based on an actual photo of the event, commemorates the surrender of the USAFE forces composed of Filipino and American soldiers to the Japanese during WWII. The story goes that while bravery was in abundant supply during that time and the USAFE soldiers wanted to fight the Japanese invaders, ammunition and supplies were scarce which led to the decision to surrender. This is very clear as one of the statues was holding his face in his hands as if he cannot accept that they were surrendering. This place, together with the Bataan WWII Museum located in the same school, is definitely worth visiting for those interested in history.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jake2014jake
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