Alba River Crossing 6

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Item Details

Title

Alba River Crossing 6

Subject

Military vehicles
Native peoples
Rivers

Description

"At the area down stream from the destroyed bridge - Rafts of large bamboo and empty 55 gal. drums floated even 6 x 6 trucks across - poled by Filipino men" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Crossing the Alba River. En route to Vigan, Hill admired both Filipino ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit at the Alba River crossing, where the bridge across the river had been destroyed by the retreating Japanese. As he told Martha, 'Filipinos had built bamboo rafts with fifty-five gallon drums attached, and they poled those rafts like ferries across the river." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

7/26/1945

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.684

Spatial Coverage

Binmaley, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill