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.

BackGround Knowledge

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.