Coupon
Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippines : Fighting the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945
by Kent Holmes


Overview - Creating a guerrilla movement to fight the Japanese occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945) presented Colonel Wendell Fertig with some formidable challenges. Unlike the other islands in the archipelago, Mindanao had a large Moslem (Moro) population.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $39.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 4 copies from $46.47
 
eBook
Retail Price: $19.99
$15.14

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

 
 
 

More About Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippines by Kent Holmes
 
 
 
Overview
Creating a guerrilla movement to fight the Japanese occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945) presented Colonel Wendell Fertig with some formidable challenges. Unlike the other islands in the archipelago, Mindanao had a large Moslem (Moro) population. Using Moro and American leadership he brought the Moro people into the movement. Fertig lacked good communication with MacArthur's headquarters in Australia. With ingenuity and talented technical personnel he solved this problem, and increased the logistical support for the guerrillas by submarine from Australia. As the force expanded, Fertig was fortunate to recruit leadership from 187 Americans--military and civilian--who had not surrendered to the Japanese. The resulting force, with its intelligence from coastal watch stations, added six guerrilla divisions to U.S. military strength for the 1945 liberation of Mindanao, a contribution unique in the history of unconventional warfare.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780786498253
  • ISBN-10: 0786498250
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 244


Related Categories

Books > History > Military - World War II

 
BAM Customer Reviews