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Bataan Death March in White Sands, New Mexico

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THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH IS NOT FORGOTTON....Especially By One Local Blue Blood Family Member!!!

THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH was a tragedy of epic proportions with 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war forcibly transferred, on foot, by the Imperial Japanese Army to Bataan.  Even as the American and Filipino troops repelled the Japanese for several months, they were forced to retreat to wait for supplies and reinforcements. But the Japanese had cut off all routes to the Philippines, preventing a rescue by U.S. Military and the troops were forced to surrender on April 4, 1942.

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What was the Bataan Death March in World War II?

Japanese troops guard American and Filipino prisoners in Bataan in the Philippines after their capture on April

The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 60,000 Filipino and 15,000 American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. All told, approximately 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 300–650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell.

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Prisoner of War being executed during the Bataan Death March in 1942

Forced march without provisions, under barbaric treatment meted by Japanese Imperial forces, to Western and Philippine soldiers, resulting in an horrific death toll of POWs, World War II: Corregidor, Bataan, Philippines "Death March"

Husband's Grandfather died in Bataan Death March. Love letters recovered from sea; ship that carried them was sunk. Widow got them year after he died.