Tag Archive: War
“Las Aguilas Aztecas”
It was 1942 and the world seemed to be in a conflagration of war never before seen by mankind. The scope, cost and casualties are gargantuan as the world is engulfed by the conflict. Nazi Germany looks like on the edge of winning its war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. Japan has controlled most of the Pacific islands and is now going down under against Australia and pushing West towards India. Great Britain is teetering towards capitulation as it tries to survive the German stranglehold of the Atlantic by the vicious U-boat wolf packs. The United States is gearing towards full war economy as the devastating attack at Pearl Harbor forced the once-neutral country to total war.
The Clash of the Krag and the Kris: The Untold Story of the Moro Wars (part 2)
In an effort to win the hearts and minds of the people, the Americans divided Mindanao into five provinces, wherein each province is administered by American officials. These provinces include: Cotabato, Davao, Sulu, Lanao and Zamboanga. The Americans took advantage on the existing political system familiar to the Muslim Filipinos wherein major datus became ward chiefs while the minor datus became sheriffs, deputies and judges. Several American-held forts were established to discouraged further uprisings.
The Clash of the Krag and the Kris: The Untold Story of the Moro Wars (part 1)
As the Filipino-American War reached its second year, another dimension of the conflict emerged in the troubled south, the island of Mindanao and Sulu archipelago. This area, which never been controlled by the Spanish for more than 300 years, is the only area which opposed any form of incursion by the Christian Filipinos and American authorities.