The Bataan Death March
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Facts About The Bataan Death March
-The Bataan Death March was the forced march of American and Filipino prisoners of the war by Japanese during World War 2.
-The march was 63 miles.
-The march began with 72,000 prisoners.
-The march resulted in an estimate 7,000 to 10,000 deaths.
-On April 9, 1942 they surrendered.
-The U.S. General Edward P. King surrendered to the Japanese General, Masaharu Homma.
-On April 3, 1942 The Japanese Army lunched its final assault on Bataan.
-Only about 54,000 reached the camp.
-The prisoners we're miss treated, beaten, kicked, and much more while they where walking.
-Thousands of prisoners died before they reached the prison camp, with many more dying later.
-Over 100 American prisoners were captured.
-American andFilipino soldiers were malnourished and sickly.
-Thousands died from diseases, starvation, dehydration, heat prostration, and untreated wounds.
- During the Bataan Death March men were tired and were lacking food
- At one point in the Bataan Death March 30 POWs pulled over on the side of the road to fill their canteens
- As the men were loading their canteens the Japanese loaded machine gun and shot on the spot
- More than 70,000 Filipinos and Americans biggest army that surrendered
- Some who were in the Bataan Death March they had refused to be prisoners and had to be
- The Bataan Death March began on April 10 1942
- The Bataan Death March was 80 miles long
- Troops started to March in a column on a dusty road without food or water
- The POWs were forced to stand by a stream but weren't able to drink from it
- As the march continued the starving men staggered up the dusty road prodded by Japanese
- A great many men reached the end of their endurance
- As on solider was asking for water but died on the dusty road