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    Palo (Polo) Leyte Philippines
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Justin Taylan 2005

Located on the eastern coast of Leyte Island, to the south of Tacloban.

Red Beach / Macarthur Landing Memorial
Memorial to the location where General Douglas MacArthur came ashore at Leyte, furfilling his promise of "I shall return". Bronze statues in a man made pool of water depict the landing. Nearby is a museum with photos, a copy of his speach and even bronzed footprints of the general, when he returned to the Philippines in 1961

Guinhangdan Hill (Hill 522)
Church used as a hospital during the battle of Leyte. A famous photograph of a wounded and fully bandaged soldier in a chuch with Filipinos praying was taken during the battle. Located in Palo 12 km, plus a little trekking 522 feet up. Commonly called Guinhangdan Hill, this was the entrance to the first liberated town (Palo) in 1944 after having been heavily bombarded to destroy the garrisons built by the Japanese; foxholes marker built by Mie Prefecture.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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