This book by Carlos P. Romulo was reprinted in 1981 with a the title of Last Man Off Bataan. However it was originally published in 1943 with the title of I Saw the Fall of the Philippines.
I was fortunate enough to find an original edition of the book on ebay. It's interesting that it has quite a bit of censorship in some of the pages since it was originally published during the height of the war. I do have the 1981 copy without the censorship to compare it with.
Since it was originally published during the war, some of the "facts" were unconfirmed. I also don't know if he was exaggerating some facts for the purpose of war time propaganda. At one point he wrote that the 41st division under General Lim ambushed and killed 10,000 Japanese in Abucay...
Another goody I found at home. This was part of a school project I did in 8th grade (??). I think it was my cover for a book report. If I remember right, I chose this book to do a review on. No stick figures here. I based it off of a WW1 picture and just added the airplane and artillery piece.
Post by legionnaire on Dec 30, 2007 20:20:25 GMT -5
That's what I was going to say. The guy on the right get's killed in the "Over the Top" film footage. That's really pretty good work Vic. Thaks for posting. How I wish I could find my lost drawings.
BTW I read in one article that whole scene were you based you drawing on was not an actual combat footage but a staged reenactment. I first saw that photograph in Life magazine. They were a squad going over the top and the last one peeking get's "killed" while everyone makes it through the barbed wire and disappears into the fog.