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Maps and Photos from Odyssey Of A Philippine Scout

As veterans, military historians, and history buffs ourselves, at the Aberjona Press, we know that plenty of photos and accurate, detailed maps are crucial to making military history make sense to readers. That's why we add so many high quality maps and graphics to all of our books.   


Here is a sample map from Odyssey of a Philippine Scout.

Click here for all of Odyssey's printable maps.


Photos bring an added dimension to the author's words.  Here is a sample of the photos  included in Odyssey.

  Philippine Scouts during Bolo drill. The Philippine scouts were armed with the traditional Philippine machete-type weapon called a Bolo. This weapon was incorporated into the official US Army arsenal. These weapons are likely M1909 Bolo or “Smatchet” knives with a 14-inch blade. It was an ideal tool for clearing a path through difficult jungle. The rifles on the ground are M2 .22-caliber training rifles. They were used in training, particularly marksmanship training, instead of the service rifle because of the inexpensive .22-caliber ammunition. (AHC)

Captain Blanning (left) and me, along Duigaleu Bay, Tayabas, Luzon, June 1941. The horses here are minus field equipment. Both mounts exhibit the fine athletic thoroughbred traits that  were desired  by the US cavalry in the 1930s. Though troopers were equipped with the M1928 model McClellan saddle, officers were mounted on either the M1917 officer’s field saddle or a similar personal saddle. (Author)

Ferrying horses during training, August 1941. Being able to cross water obstacles was an important task in the Philippine terrain. Horses and riders were capable of swimming rivers when necessary, but bridges or ferries were preferred. (Author)

26th Cavalry HHT Scout Car, 1941. Relatively heavily armed with two M1919 .30-caliber machine guns and one M2 .50-caliber machine gun, these scout cars were the main firepower of the cavalry regiment. One trooper is armed with the M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun. The troopers wear enlisted lace-up riding boots, which were issued beginning in 1931. (AHC)


Odyssey Of A Philippine Scout

Fighting, Escaping, and Evading the Japanese, 1941-1944

by Arthur Kendal Whitehead

  • 6 Maps
  • 20 photos
  • 304 pages
  • Softcover, 6" x 9" format
  • ISBN 10: 0-9717650-4-9
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-9717650-4-7

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