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Movie about a forgotten war - 8/30/2010 4:42:12 AM   
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The upcoming movie "Amigo" seems to tackle a war that not a lot of people know about. The Philippine-American War.
The movie supposedly points out similarities with the war in Vietnam and Iraq (low intensity insurgency, winning hearts and minds, etc).
But the Americans kinda succeeded in the Philippine campaign.
Wonder how this movie will turn out. Any thoughts?

http://www.tiffreviews.com/2010/08/22/first-teaser-trailer-and-poster-for-john-sayles-amigo/


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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 8/30/2010 6:48:41 AM   
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Two words... San Miguel.

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 8/30/2010 6:52:15 AM   
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I plan on seeing it if I get the chance. So will my wife I bet, who is Filipino. I researched this campaign thoroughly. What's amazing is that there were cases where both the American and Philippine forces were both hounded by head hunters while fighting each other.

It was kinda cool though to see the preview and understand both languages spoken in it.

There was a lot of bloodshed in those years but if it would not have happened I would not be looking forward to my 20th Wedding Anniversary on Sept. 1st and I would not have a great bunch of in laws that love me. So yeah, I'm glad that war happened.

I'll have been married 20 years this coming Sept. 1st???


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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 8/30/2010 6:52:55 AM   
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quote:

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Two words... San Miguel.





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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 8/31/2010 11:39:31 AM   
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A website about the war:

http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/index.htm

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 8/31/2010 1:39:32 PM   
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A website about the war:

http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/index.htm


Wow! That's a good site with a lot of pictures.

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/1/2010 1:22:17 AM   
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A website about the war:

http://www.freewebs.com/philippineamericanwar/index.htm



This is awesome! Thanks!

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/1/2010 7:27:27 AM   
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I eagerly await the "Amigo" film.

I was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines 1978-1981 (hence my "berto" moniker), returned there with my Filipina wife for another three-year stint (as a private citizen) 1987-1991, am seriously considering retirement in the Philippines a few years hence, and speak/understand several Filipino languages.

San Miguel? "Ito ang beer!"

Need I say more?

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/3/2010 5:03:06 AM   
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Same here berto, I'll be retiring in the Philippines also. But Tagalog is the only language there that I speak. So I'm tri-lingual. Tagalog, English, and bad English! 

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/3/2010 7:01:09 AM   
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Those are some nasty looking bayonets!

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/3/2010 7:14:40 AM   
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Interesting picutre from the site.  The guy on the right side is so tall.  Wonder who he is?

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/3/2010 2:38:53 PM   
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Same here berto, I'll be retiring in the Philippines also. But Tagalog is the only language there that I speak. So I'm tri-lingual. Tagalog, English, and bad English! 

Taglish?

I recall a dinner I had with my wife's family ~30 years ago. Around the dining table, we were speaking five different languages: Pilipino (Tagalog), the national language; Ilokano, the regional (Cagayan Valley) lingua franca; Ibanag, my wife's and her family's native tongue; Ifugao, the language of a sister-in-law; and not a little English (the latter intermixed with all of the above).

If and when we retire to the Philippines, in part making up for the loss of my beloved Early Music, I absolutely require two things: a decent Internet connection; and war games, particularly about WWII Pacific, and especially WITP:AE. Without war games to occupy my non-Internet hours, I think I'd go batty!

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/4/2010 3:55:57 AM   
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My wife is also Pinoy.We have a house there and are also planning to retire there.But that wont be for another 35 years.

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/4/2010 12:13:39 PM   
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Interesting picutre from the site.  The guy on the right side is so tall.  Wonder who he is?


Looks like a really tall man!


A few more photos of the war. Mostly from Militaryphotos.net


American forces

The 20th Kansas














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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/4/2010 12:14:30 PM   
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Defending a blockhouse in Manila




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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/4/2010 12:16:07 PM   
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Fording a river



Writing home




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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/4/2010 12:17:30 PM   
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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/4/2010 12:18:21 PM   
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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/4/2010 12:19:18 PM   
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Filipino forces




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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/5/2010 1:51:45 AM   
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Thanks for posting all those pics! I LOVE seeing really old photographs from any military action, doesn't matter where for me. 

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/5/2010 4:57:22 AM   
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quote:

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There was a lot of bloodshed in those years but if it would not have happened I would not be looking forward to my 20th Wedding Anniversary on Sept. 1st and I would not have a great bunch of in laws that love me. So yeah, I'm glad that war happened.



I'm glad the war happened too. Had that stray bullet not killed Joe Smith in the battle for that little Phillipine village he would have married my great, great grandmother instead of my great, great grandfather and I would never have been born!

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/5/2010 5:47:04 PM   
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Heck, with the mental prowess of modern youth, WWII is a forgotten war.... All history will become forgotten wars while everyone slavishly awaits the  next shiny "it"

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/7/2010 1:41:28 AM   
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bairdlander, I got your spam mail.  You've been duly blocked.

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RE: Movie about a forgotten war - 9/7/2010 2:03:24 AM   
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Speaking of forgotten wars....Saw the 9th Company over this weekend..Pretty decent Russian war flick dealing with the end of the war in Afghanistan.....Not amazing but  still worthy..Some playing with facts but those are used to make the story fit ,not propaganda..

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