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Palico Bridge, Nasugbu 1945

The picture below is of the Palico Bridge in Nasugbu and taken from the public domain book “The Angels: a History of the 11th Airborne Division, 1943-1946.” The book was written by Major Edward M. Flanagan Jr. and published in 1948.

The picture was taken on 1 February 1945 soon after American troops landed on the beach of Nasugbu. Its caption in the book was “The Palico bridge, whose seizure intact on 1 February 1945 meant much to our rapid advance to Manila.”

Palico Bridge
A photo of the Palico Bridge in Nasugbu soon after the landing of troops at the beaches in 1945.  Image source:  "The Angels:  History of the 11th Airborne Division 1943-1946."

The retreating Japanese were caught entirely by surprise trying to blow up the bridge; and the fact that they failed to do so meant that the United States Army could advance quicker up the Tagaytay Ridge.

The picture above was enhanced using graphic software and then colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.

Notes and references:
Image credit: "The Angels:  History of the 11th Airborne Division 1943-1946," by Major Edward Flanagan Jr., published 1948 in the United States.

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