World war 1 in the Philippines ? – History, Politics & Society


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Prior to the start of WW I, Filipino people were struggling for
independence from American control. As the war started Filipinos
suspended their freedom struggle and supported USA against Germany.
In 1917 Philippines Assembly approved creation of a 25000 strong
Philippine National Guard which joined American Expeditionary
Forces to fight the war. After the war Filipinos restarted their
freedom struggle.

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