About the Ebook
Enough about what they weren't. What they are, are historic personal documents and as such, they present a far different dynamic to the books of WWII photographs of paratroopers we have become accustomed to.
These images are snapshots taken by two or three of the paratroopers of the Second Battalion of the 503d Parachute Regimental Combat Team who managed to carry cameras with them through their time in the SWPA. They weren't assigned to tell photographic stories, and their photos were not intended to do anything other than to provide them with images of what they had seen and done, lest there be no other means to record their actions, or for their families to know. They had another job to do, which was to follow orders and to fight a war. Thus many of the images are an afterthought, or are of what happened in their off hours. Some images have them holding a bottle of beer. Let me assure you, the thieves in the distribution chain ensured that such an instance was so rare, it practically required photographic evidence.
The publication follows the war of Sherman L. "Bull" Durham.
Through the Corregidor Historic Society and, more recently the 503d PRCT Heritage Regiment., Paul presents thirteen publications, all connected in some way with Corregidor and the US Armed Forces in the SWPA during WWII. He started developing the Corregidor.Org website about the 1941-42 siege and the 1945 retaking of Corregidor as a penance for being an insolvency lawyer. Now retired, he has produced ten websites, more than a dozen Military History books, and has co-produced, with Peter Parsons, the documentary of the 1945 retaking of Corregidor - "CORREGIDOR - THE ROAD BACK. He married Rosie in 1980, has three adult children, and hates cats. He lives between two shores, Corregidor and Brisbane, Australia.