Macky showed me this Philippine National Anthem music video producted by GMA-7 (broadcasting company/TV channel). While there are a lot of PNA videos on youtube, this one has reenacted Philippine Scouts/Bataan scenes in it. I'm surprised they were correctly armed with M1 Garands in the scene. I wonder who researched or directed it.
I paused the video and noticed the gas cylinders on the M1's are very thin so they may be props vs. real M1's.
All the other historical scenes look good too and decent looking production.
Post by legionnaire on Aug 23, 2010 18:36:50 GMT -5
I proudly would like to submit this image to the POTW at WWII reenactors forum. This should make some insane controversy and a potential POT year candidate! ;D
They probably got their costumes and props from the same group as mentioned by Ramon. Identical OD webbings.
bulikiti2 Re: Balanga part 2 « Reply #5 on Apr 11, 2010, 5:19am »
Those are Mormon volunteers organized by the Limay Bataan local tourism board depicting the "Angels of Bataan". They got their gears and props from Al, a guy who runs a shop in Evangelista, Pasay and rents out his stuffs to movie outfits doing period and war films.
Post by insurrectomad on Jun 15, 2011 4:46:54 GMT -5
Great Idea Frank! The thing I would like to hear though would be a large all male choir with a brass band playing the anthem, with real marshal gusto! It would be wonderful to see the creation of a DVD of a collection of songs and marching tunes covering the period from 1896 to 1945, with re-enactors performing events as a backdrop. I will try and contact A1 of Evangelista to see if they are involved with the production of the "El Presedente" (life of Aguinaldo) film, that will be premiered at the Metro Manila Film Festival in December 2011. I fear a film depicting the heroes of Bataan and Corrigidor will never be made by a Hollywood producer as the Americans are still in denial of their failures. As The TV epic series "Pacific" shows, the Americans want to believe the war begun for them in Guarder Cannel. If the story of The Battle of Bataan is ever to be made into a film, it will have to be a Filipino Production. I think. Thanks once again Frank for bringing this video to my attention.
Hello there! My name is victor and I live in Batangas, have just joined in, would like to say that you guys have done a wonderful job at educating our countrymen about our contribution to the war effort during WW2. My grandfather is a PS and my father fought in Bataan. Would like to know where to join the Philippine Scouts reenactors group. Appreciate any info.
Post by legionnaire on Jun 21, 2011 3:47:37 GMT -5
Welcome to our little forum! Glad you posted and sounded off! Yes you are welcome to join the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.
The national organization is based in the US with several chapters and we have a chapter in Manila. The Fort McKinley chapter with a Living History Company of the PS and hopefully you can join our events for Dec. and next year's 1st national reunion Fort Stotsenburg, Philippines. We can advise you on how to put together a PS impression. Just let us know which PS unit you want to represent.
What unit in the PS did your grandfather belong too? And your father was he in the PA or PS too? Hope you can share your families history with us.
You can email Jojo Nicolas, chapter Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jojo Dy is our chapter President.
Email me so I can give you more details. email@example.com
Our National Secretary of the PSHS and moderator of this forum is also Victor. Mabuhay ang Philippine Scouts!
Thanks guys I feel at home already. I am not sure what outfit my grandfather belonged to but i do have pictures which i will try to send to you, and with your help you can probably identify his unit. He was stationed at Petite barracks in 1915 and was a professional soldier all throughout. During the occupation he swore not to cut his hair or shave his beard until the americans return. And another photo of him having his hair cut by an american soldier. Will try to upload those pics
My father volunteered at the Far Eastern University in Manila and was given a rank of Sgt. and according to him after their induction on Dec. 27, 1941 they were taken to Silang, Cavite on the 29th of '41. After receiving their marching orders to leave Cavite they passed by Ft. Mckinley to scrounge whatever they can take and burn everything. They burned the officers quarters fully furnished, enlisted mens barracks, and found boxes of brand new 1903 springfields full of grease
....they also found brand new steel helmets, uniforms, blankets and other supplies. My father said there was so much stuff in there that they cannot carry that they burned everything. It just shows that everybody left in a hurry. They arrived in limay, Bataan 5 a.m. of January 1, 1942. He was later attached to the H.Q. Co. 2nd Reg. Medical Battalion, 2nd Reg. Div. PA. driving ambulance trucks from the front to the hospital at little Baguio.
Post by legionnaire on Jun 22, 2011 10:00:37 GMT -5
Your Grandfather stationed in far flung outpost of Petite Barracks in Zamboanga, Mindanao was with the 45th PS possible could be with D Company. As the 45th were the only IR ones to have Moro troops of C company. Hope you have photos to share.
Boxes of Brand new Springfields, Steel Helmets and gear? And your father was with a Medical Battalion. really interesting to see photos of his unit. thanks for sharing your families history with the PS and PA in WWII.
Yes Philip, i just opened a new thread entitled " My grandfather's pictures", the first 2 were pre-war photos and the last was during the liberation.
In regard to my father, his discharge papers show that his outfit was with the medical battalion, PA but with our conversations when he was still alive he also mentioned that he was PC. He could have joined with the PC at FEU and his outfit was sent to Silang, Cavite, probably as a reserve unit in regard to Mcarthur's defense plan to fight in the beaches. But with the landings at Lamon Bay the noose is getting tighter, they were ordered to burn everything at Ft. MckinLey that they cannot bring .
Yes, that is what he told me, they found boxes of Springfields still in cosmoline, and that when in Bataan he had to clean his loot with gasoline. The steel helmets were also brand new,OD with the rough sandy feel to it.
In Bataan, his best friend's father was the PA's Surgeon General, Victorino Luna and they were both transfered to the Medical Battalion. They used to race their cars at Dewey Blvd. during their teenage days and there in Bataan that skill is being put to the test to drive the ambulance, ducking straffing runs by the Japanese Zeros.
My Father's younger brother also a volunteer joined in Camp Murphy and served with the 1st Inf. Division with General Segundo. He was in the front lines.