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

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