Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Statues and markers: Dinalupihan First line of defense of Bataan.

I saw this sculpture of soldiers when we passed along the way from Pampanga to Mt. Samat of Bataan. It is a monument to the brave Filipino and USAFFE soldiers who manned the first line of defense at Layac junction in Dinalupihan, Bataan against the invading Japanese forces on January 6, 1942.

I think the barrel of the machine gun has been bent? It does not look realistic as a weapon. I was riding at the back of a motorcycle and found it inconvenient and dangerous to shoot since you have to release your grip on the motorcycle momentarily. We did not stop to take more and better photos. This image was cropped, but the result has sufficient resolution.

Further readings:

38th Infantry Division of the United states

Wiki entry for Dinalupihan

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