The Winding Roads of Bessang Pass


Three thousand four hundred. A number quite small, until you realise these are the number of brothers, husbands and loved ones who died in The Battle of Bessang Pass. Authorities say this was ‘one of the most terrible and incredibly difficult battles of the entire war.’

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Bessang Pass lies on a hill 4,000 feet high; along the Tagudin-Cervantes-Sabangan Road. Winding roads bring you closer to the top; with ravines, sky, clouds, and fog so grand you are left speechless at the sight.

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Then you think of all the lives lost in the battle and in the war… The men who have fought gallantly for freedom… those who have left their loved ones… never to be seen again.

The long winding roads are starting to lull me to sleep. “What is the purpose of it all?” I ask.


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  1. Wonderful images and a sad story – like all the stories of war and loss :(


  2. Stunning bnw images! Im indeed blown away by the eye that u have. Well done!


  3. it is great to see you online sharing your world through your images and commentary. Thank you.


  4. Stunning photography!

    And thoughtful writing. Thank you


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