Bataan and Corregidor surrendered. But the Japs were not to reap the spoils of victory. They were to feel a disappointment that was to spell their undoing in this, the citadel of democracy in the Far East. The Japs had expected to win over to their side the sentiment of the Filipinos in their campaign of regional vandalism in the Far East. But they had underestimated the constitution of a people that had always been a liberty-loving people, a people that had been imbued with the sterling principles of democracy, a people with a deep rooted sense of faith and loyalty.