Friday, April 1, 2016

Philippine American War: Balangiga Massacre in Samar

I found these pictures about the historic Balangiga Massacre in Samar, Philippines during the Philippine American War.

The Filipinos attacked and killed 48 members of the US 9th infantry. In retaliation, Gen. Jacob H. Smith ordered the killing of all Filipino males over ten years old. Some 2,500 Filipinos were killed.

The picture above shows the American soldiers with their war booty, the church bell, which remains in the hands of the Americans.

Photos grabbed from the internet

Read also:

The Bells of Balangiga

1 comment:

Liz said...

So appalling to see over 2500 Filipino lives pay for 24 (I can't remember the number quoted) American lives. An event many Filipinos know nothing about.