Jungle patrol : The story of the Philippine Constabulary (1901-1936) by Vic Hurley
History of the Philippine Constabulary and the 35 years of U.S. control of the area. This book details America's first experiment with jungle guerilla warfare and America's first experiment with the use of local native personnel as a police or military force under the command of 'foreigners' - American and European. Both of these military experiments are studied, even today, by West Point officers and cadets. Professional and amateur military historians and strategists, and historians from the West, Southeast Asia, and the Mid-East, as well as the families of these mythically heroic men, often search in vain for this rare book.
The book bear similarities to the 1939 Hollywood film THE REAL GLORY by Charles Clifford. The similarities of these works, and the possible connection of Hurley to the film, led some researchers to conclude Clifford was a pen name for Hurley.Very Good condition. No dust jacket. With some material on the Moros, 14 photo illustrations. Rare work seldom offered for sale.