Post by legionnaire on Feb 23, 2008 17:20:22 GMT -5
Thank you Donald!! Finally some one who "Gave a Damm! " for the Battlin bastards of Bataan! Congradulations on the preview.
The third image with MacArthur parading in review of troops. I believe are PA not scouts. As you can also see the officers with MacArthur are all dressed in PA class A with dark shoulder boards. The enlistedman were you can see his patch is an inverted diamond shape patch probably of the 1st Div. PA
Yes Philip, they're not scouts. I just couldn't resist that glorious picture of the Big Mac with all the Filipino soldiers. I just assumed that the General already passed the formation of the scouts further back
Well, we will use what limited resource we got. We are very resourceful, remember how we shot the scenes from the "moving" scout car? And the 37mm with the people behind us who thought that Vic has been really injured? I do enjoy doing those things with you guys.
Vic, I definitely need some more reenacted scenes. I've been trying to get in touch with the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles to shoot a scene where "Capt Bianci" will be climbing up a M3 tank and shoot the 30 cal mg. So far they have not responded.
Post by rickthelibrarian on Dec 10, 2008 10:28:47 GMT -5
Here's a picture of another M3 Stuart tank I took while visiting my daughter in the Army at Fort Hood, in Texas. The M3 is a slightly later version of the M3 (the top of the turret was modified) and Philippine M3s didn't have the white star (something I've noticed in pictures of Philippine re-enactors you might want to watch out for).
Post by insurrectomad on Jul 4, 2011 18:30:07 GMT -5
Shown at the UNDERGROUND Film festival says it all! 69 years after the event and still the yanks don't want to expose the truth! The japanese will never admit to the horrors they committed,---- it would mean loosing face! The Americans concentrated on Japan so as to install an American counter culture and democracy (US model of course) and had no need to do so in the Phil. as it was already a copy-cat state of Colonial America! then Japan was too close to communist China. Pres. Marcos was already America's Boy and hunting down the Huk. Marcos ruined the nations chance of outdoing Japan (not America) by permitting widespread corruption and restricting ownership of all companies and business development to Filipinos, giving them major control of all, Foreign investors on seeing their money controlled by so many corrupt Fil. directors chose to invest in Japan and elsewhere instead, and who can blame them.
The term UNDERGROUND refers to Independent Filmmaking or sometimes even termed as "Guerilla Filmmaking", meaning they are not budgeted by the big guys. Not for any activism purposes or anything else. So many other film festivals in Europe use the term.