on the eastern coast of Leyte Island, to
the south of Tacloban.
Beach / Macarthur Landing Memorial
to the location where General Douglas MacArthur came
ashore at Leyte, furfilling his promise of "I
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
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
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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August 25, 2018