About 13 years before the start of World War I that lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918, a bloody war between Samarnon guerrillas aided by civilians almost wiped out the entire Charlie Company of the US 9th Infantry Regiment who were inside the mess hall eating breakfast. And out of 78 US soldiers, 48 were killed and 22 were severely injured.
The battle started when the guerrillas and the townspeople were angered by the harsh treatment made by a Company Commander and his army against the local males and females: the invading army began to oppress the local population by garrisoning them, cutting off food supplies and assaulting/raping young women. So the Samarnon guerrillas had started a plan for an attack that was to coincide with the scheduled visit of an Army Inspector General and the town fiesta celebration. The Samarnon guerrillas have utilized to ring church bells as part of the plan - to signal for a simultaneous attack.
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