Accession Number : ADA558187


Title :   Men of Destiny: The American and Filipino Guerillas during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Sinclair, II, Peter T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a558187.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : The American and Filipino guerrillas that fought against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines were key in providing direction to resistance efforts and in the eventual liberation of the islands. The Japanese failure to deal with isolated soldiers and civilians provided the latter with the time they needed to organize into guerrilla groups and prepare for the American forces' liberation of the Philippines. The guerrillas escaped the aggressive counter-guerrilla efforts of the Imperial Japanese Army. This analysis of American and Filipino guerrillas covers the effectiveness of Japanese counter-guerrilla efforts, the intelligence structure created by General Douglas MacArthur's staff to support the guerrillas, and the guerrillas' contributions to the liberation of the Philippines. The monograph also provides general insight as to how resistance movements form.


Descriptors :   *CIVILIAN POPULATION , *GUERRILLA WARFARE , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY HISTORY , *PHILIPPINES , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , FILIPINOS , JAPAN , MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE