The mention of Bataan rings a memorable chord in the heart of every Filipino. It is today a symbol of democracy and freedom having been the last fortress of Filipino-American soldiers against the Japanese forces until it fell captive on April 9, 1942. Bataan has had more than its share of significant historical events. In 1647, the Dutch naval forces perpetrated the Abucay Massacre, the decended Chines Limahong used Lusong point at the western side of Bataan as a launching place; the Bataan Death March to Capas, Tarlac which started in the Municipality of Mariveles and Bagac. Today, a touching commemorative shrine marks the spot called Zero Kilometer Marker at Poblacion, Mariveles.The Shrine is depicted by a bayonet thrust to the ground with a helmet, symbolically slun over the rifle butt. An imposing Dambana ng Kagitingan memorial cross on the top of Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan is dedicated to the memory of those who resisted the Japanese occupation.
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Call of Duty: WW2 is an FPS PC game developed by Sledgehammer Games in cooperation with Raven Software and published by Activision in 2017. It is the 1st game in the COD series to be set in the period of World War 2 since released in 2008 World at War. The game features the single-player campaign, taking players through the events of Operation Cobra and Battle of Bulge; online multiplayer, where players are pitted against each other as either Axis or Allies; and “the Nazi Zombie” mode, where players must cooperate to survive against the undead Nazi army.Plot of the game and charactersThe plot of the single-player campaign of the game takes place during major military operations of Second World War – The D-Day, Operation Cobra and the Battle of Bulge. The main character of CoD: WWII is U.S. Army Private First Class Red Daniels – the member of 1st Infantry Division. He and his platoon march across war-torn Europe taking part in decisive battles of World War II. It is a dangerous road, one that will test the loyalty and strength of bonds between the men.GameplayDue to its more realistic approach and historical setting WW2 does away with many of the staples of previous games in the series, set in modern and even futuristic times, such as wall runs, double jumps and power slides. Instead of the latter, a new mechanic called “hit the deck” was introduced.This move allows the player to lunge forward and quickly get to cover. The unlimited sprint mode from two previous titles in the series makes its return.The single player campaign also reintroduces health bar system from earliest installments. Instead of finding cover and waiting for health to regenerate over time, players must seek out health packs to restore lost HP.Health packs are also provided by main character’s squadmates, who will also support player with additional ammunition and grenades. They can also call in a mortar strike and spot enemies, revealing their position to the player. Certain parts of the game allow capturing prisoners and dragging wounded allies to cover. In some sections, the player can control vehicles.Online modesCall of Duty: WWII includes a multiplayer mode, in which players compete online as either Axis or Allies. On Allies side, players can choose from American, British and Soviet armies, as well as the French Resistance. On the Axis side, there are only members of Wehrmacht. WWII's multiplayer introduces Divisions system, which replaced traditional create-a-class mechanic. There are five divisions in total, each with different basic training, division training and weapons skills. While progressing through ranks in divisions, players gain additional perks.The divisions player can choose in multiplayer are:Infantry – the most versatile, mid to long range, special skill is bayonet charge;Airborne – fast and quiet, players can use suppressors on sub-machine guns for stealth gameplay;Armored – heavy firepower, less damage from fire and explosives;Mountain – long ranged, more precise sniper rifles with aim assist, blocking out surroundingsExpeditionary – shotguns with incendiary rounds, lethal and tactical grenades replenished by killing enemies;Resistance – stealth close quarter combat with knife and pistol, sense nearby enemies and scramble their radar at close range;Cavalry – riot shield increases defense, charge at enemies, improved objective skills;Commando – allows lacing flare on the map, creating respawn point, perks focused on health regeneration.COD: WW2 includes Headquarters mode which serves as a social hub of the game, where players can train at the shooting range with all available weapons, watch other player open loot boxes as well as take them on in one on one duels.Partnership with Raven Software resulted in a new mode called “War”. Two teams of 6 gamers carry objectives as either Allies or Axis through various historical battles, such as Normandy landing, where players can either assault Omaha beach as Allies or defend it as the Axis.Other multiplayer game modes include Team Deathmatch, Domination and Hardpoint.Nazi zombiesWave-based survival cooperative game mode, popularized by the series, where players take control of one of four characters, each representing different class: Offense, Control, Medic and Support, which possess different in-game abilities, specific loadouts and Raven Mods – perks similar to those in multiplayer. The mode includes a hint mechanic which helps players progress through the story of the mode.
An eight-year-old boy named James, aka the wannabe Cisco Kid, nearly lost his life as he searched for precious metal in a bone dry southwest Arizona gulley. He retrieved only pyrite before a desert flood swept away his world. Over the course of half a century James acquired several additional nicknames. They were reflections of his multiple personalities. His dad called him Traveler or Trav. Some coworkers referred to him as Point Man. A few colleagues labeled him Knowledge Navigator or Nav. Under the cool, shimmering waters of Dutch Buffalo Creek, in 2014 A.D., Trav came upon a rusty bayonet. It was buried long ago in the Carolina Piedmont. This discovery is no coincidence; indeed, this bayonet is a symbol of the abundant riches found in the river of history that connects both the past and future. The blade reminded Point Man that all that glitters is not gold. Nav expanded the search for real treasure beyond the water's edge. The blade was a catalyst that drove James to sift through a lifetime of artifacts and bittersweet memories. He found riches from the past and caught a glimpse of the future. Just as the bayonet glimmered in the depths of the water, so does the ongoing work of his family's unseen witnesses, the Neverborn. They reveal ancient treasures that go far beyond mere gold and silver. James is guided into a deeper understanding that he and countless loved ones have been called by name as spoken by the prophet Isaiah: I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. Your search for real treasure begins when you realize that you are called by name. You are special in the eyes of your Creator. Your spiritual wealth will overcome all of the conflict and competition that troubles the waters in your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Hanin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114687/bk_acx0_114687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is it like to broadcast the fateful words "Mayday, Mayday, Mayday," then jump into the unknown? The members of one of the world's most unusual brotherhoods provide the answers in this incredible book. Formed during the Second World War to celebrate the survival of pilots who had been forced to bail out over water, the Goldfish Club has taken on new members ever since. They share one pivotal moment, but their experiences beyond this couldn't be more different. One World War II veteran will never forget having to walk through a hostile German town at the point of a Nazi bayonet. An American B-17 navigator found his courage in an SS prison cell after his Flying Fortress broke up over Italian waters. A Wessex helicopter pilot struggled against the Arctic chill of the North Norwegian Sea. Their stories and many others are told here. All are different. All are utterly gripping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Barrett, David Thorpe, Jeff Harding, Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000636/bk_twuk_000636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.