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WWII Historical Landmarks Day Tour of Bataan from Manila
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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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ruth F
Alhambra, California
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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.

Thank ezarra101
Pasig, Philippines
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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... More 

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Justin, Texas
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

this site is where the surrender of Bataan took place. they have built the world war 2 museum right next to it. I found it very moving.

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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

This site is located behind the Elementary school and right in front of the Bataan WWII Museum. The sculptures were based on the surrender photos of the US Filipino forces ( USAFFE) to the Japanese forces in WWII. Surely this historic site is worth a visit.

Thank mike321ph
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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This monument is interesting to see as part of a tour, I found it nice tobsee but no so impressive as some of the WW2 museums I had seen here, the 2 or more day trip to Corrigedor is by far the most impressive trip to do.

Thank jonfeaver
Balanga City, Philippines
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Tucked away behind the Balanga Elementary school is this surrender site. It's takes some time to work out exactly where it is and if not for the help of a young boy sitting in the playground, we may not have found it. This is worthwhile seeing for two reasons, the first its historic reference to WW2 and the second bonus... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is where Major General Edward P. King Jr surrendered Bataan on WWII to stop or prevent further loss of lives. It is surely a memorable day and after this event is the start of the Death March. It is located inside a school, you can hear and see teachers and students participating in class. Infront of this is the... More 

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Fernvale, Australia
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

This is an important site as it is where General King surrendered the US/Fil forces on Bataan. A sad time for the US, but they DID comeback.

Thank Glynn H
Valenzuela, Philippines
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

Bataan is the last defense before the Japanese occupation. And all the valiant heroes stood their ground until the eventual surrender. This marker is a life-size diorama under the mango tree at inside a public elementary school. It is quite interesting and the statues are interesting. It's a definite must-stop if you want to commemorate the heroes of Bataan. To... More 

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