Alba River Crossing 6
"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)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Binmaley, The Philippines
From the Collection of Fred Hill