Post by justinaquino on Aug 5, 2010 2:49:09 GMT -5
Foreign observers? Wouldnt they not be in Pictures. In my books there were Germans, Japanese, and French in P-A war. I don't have my books with me, but only the German one had a name mentioned in Carlos Quirino's Filipino at War I think. As for Japanese and French ships were supposedly docked. I forgot where I read that from.
Well, I found one from the book "Memories of two Wars" by Gen. Funston. Page 300 during thier advanced at Bacolor on May 1899 they took with them an Italian Officer Cpt. Vitale with two and half Company of the 20th Kansas Regiment and encountered San Miguel and Mascardo's Brigade with 900 or more men. Filipinos where in the trenches and took a very aggressive stand/advance foward on the American line and repulsed back by good marksmanship of the American Army. He stated that at least the Filipinos fired more than 50,000 rounds and they fired at least 7,000 rounds. This is a very good book to read if you like to find out how the early Philippine Republican Army fights. It mentioned that they are always in the trenches very well done with bamboo braces on the sides and some of thier position has a Maxim Machine Gun. I didn't know we used machine gun already at that time. Propobly got it from the Spanish.