Here are some photos of a diorama I made for a contest recently. It's entitled "Liberators on Leyte". This diorama depicts members of the American 1st Cavalry Division meeting up with Filipino guerrillas. Incidentally my late grandfather, Major Delfin Estolloso of the US Army Forces Far East, was one such guerrilla. After being released from the infamous Japanese POW camp at Capas, Tarlac (following about a year of incarceration), he joined the Philippine guerrilla movement and aided General MacArthur's forces when they returned to the Philippines. He's meant to be the tall Filipino officer with the Springfield rifle, .45 cal pistol, khaki uniform, 'Elpo' tennis shoes and straw hat pointing out Japanese positions to the American cavalry colonel.
The American cavalry company is pinned down by sniper fire but the timely arrival of a Filipino guerrilla officer allows the American colonel to flank the pocket of Japanese resistance.
The Japanese forces resisted with fanatical courage, inflicting casualties on the American troops but suffering horrific casualties.
A BAR gunner provides heavy firepower...
...while an American sniper prepares to take his shot.
A Filipino guerrilla, dressed in his Philippine Commonwealth Army uniform including the 'guinit' fiber helmet and armed with an old Thompson submachinegun prepares to open fire. Actually, the figure is my very own 'mini-me' 1-6th representation.