Battle Brief: The U.S. Army and the Philippines

Join the National Museum of the United States Army for a Virtual Battle Brief on the U.S. Army and the Philippines. The United States and its armed forces have been militarily involved with the Philippine Islands for over a century. As part of a far-flung campaign of the Spanish-American War, the U.S. conquest of the Philippines in 1898 gave American arms a vital toe-hold in the western Pacific Ocean. Soon afterward, U.S. troops and Filipino nationalists fought a bloody conflict over the islands’ independence and America’s disputed involvement in their rule. In World War II, the Philippines was the scene of difficult terrain, a harsh climate, and bitter fighting, including Bataan and Corregidor, the Bataan Death March, Leyte, and the urban battle for Manila. Join the National Museum of the United States Army as we host Christopher L. Kolakowski, Director of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and author of “Last Stand on Bataan: The Defense of the Philippines, December 1941-May 1942,” for a discussion with Museum Educator John R. Maass.

 

This is a virtual event. Registration can be done at http://tickets.thenmusa.org/info.aspx?ActivityID=20201048&Date=05/04/2021 7:00PM&SkipDate=Yes&SkipTime=Yes.