As the situation between Japan and China deteriorated throughout the 1930's, Corregidor, at the mouth of one of the finest harbors in Asia and key to the Philippines, remained constant. As the key installation to a string of coastal installations designed to protect Manila and Subic Bays, the personnel of the Coast Artillery posted there were surrounded by an environment that was both charming in its simplicity, but reckless and carefree in the fate of a certain eventuality - its own destruction.
This is a collection of glimpses of Corregidor between 1937 and 1939, the years during which Col. George Ruhlen Jr. was its commanding officer. An avid photographer, his images depicting depicting life on a Philippine Commonwealth military post, represent hundreds of US Army officers and enlisted men, and illustrate a life there which would end abruptly and be completely destroyed - except in people's memories and photographs.
The book is privately published.
216 pages, illustrated.