Accession Number : ADB068659


Title :   American Involvement in the Filipino Resistance Movement on Mindanao during the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Schmidt, Larry S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b068659.pdf


Report Date : 20 May 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 292


Abstract : This historical study documents the resistance of the Filipinos to the Japanese on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines during World War II and discusses the contribution which American servicemen and civilians made to the guerrilla fighting. The methodology focuses upon a four-part model used to analyze the resistance movement: the island's geography; Filipino culture; Japanese occupation policies; and external support provided by United States forces in the Southwest Pacific Theater. The study concludes that Americans played a vital role in the guerrilla organization on Mindanao. The analysis of the resistance movement discusses the political nature of the decision to resist, the impact of harsh occupation policies on the will of the Filipinos, the unique role American leadership played in the development of the guerrilla organization, and the critical importance of external support for the guerrillas. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RESISTANCE , *HISTORY , *PHILIPPINES , *GUERRILLA WARFARE , UNITED STATES , POLICIES , ORGANIZATIONS , COMBAT SUPPORT , THESES , TERRAIN , JAPAN , CIVILIAN POPULATION , SUPPLIES , SUBMARINES , CULTURE , SABOTAGE


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE