節目介紹 Introduction

麥克亞瑟在撤退前曾豪言"我還要回去",所幸有菲律賓遊擊隊的浴血奮戰,這句話才有可能實現。


Gen MacArthur famously promised that 'I shall return' before retreating but this was possible only with Filipino guerrillas bravely fighting on.

The Philippines is an American colony but US forces are swept aside by the Japanese onslaught and General Macarthur is forced to retreat to Australia, leaving the Filippino people at the mercy of the occupiers. He makes his famous promise, “I will return” It’s the bravery and courage of the Filippino people who make that possible.

Thousands of young men, still in their teens, refuse to take occupation lying down. They take to the hills, forming themselves into a guerilla resistance movement. Using machetes, home made radios and their bare hands they sting the Japanese like annoying gnats, causing just enough trouble to keep the Japanese forces tied up in the islands.

Then out of the blue, these young guerillas stage an intelligence coup that will change the outcome of the war in the Pacific, making it possible for Gerneral Macarthur to keep his famous promise.