"The Battle of Bataan" heard as

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 13 01:31:14 UTC 2013

"the Battle of buh-TAHN"

IIRC, it used to be "the Battle of buh-TAN"

but I may be wrong, since even I was but a tad, in those days.

Bueller? Anyone?

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