Bataan Death March
Philipines April 9, 1942
The Japanese army made 60,000-80,000 Filipino and American POWs march a long 65 mile march to death camps. The heat was unbearable and many lost there lives. Not only was the heat unbearable the prisoners were treated and beaten terribly.
Within a month of pearl harbor the Japanese took control of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. All the people they had captured were forced to retreat to the Bataan peninsula. For 3 months the prisoners were beaten and starved until the day came where Edward King JR. surrendered he 75,000 troops a Bataan.