Bataan Death March

Drew Martin and Atticus Higgs

-The Bataan Death March began on April 10, 1942.

-After months of fighting,the allied troops surrendered in Bataan on April 9, 1942

-About 75,000 started out but only 54,000 of them reached the camp in the Bataan Death March.

-Anybody that could walk, they forced them in line, and if they fell to the side, they were either shot or stabbed them

-The Bataan Death March was done after the three months Battle of Bataan in the Philippines.

-The Bataan Death March was a 70-mile forced march of American and Filipino prisoners of war by Japanese forces during World War II.

-In 1945, the Japanese commander in charge of Bataan, General Homma, was put on trial for crimes including the Bataan Death March, and was executed.

-They never stopped walking, and if they did, they were shot.

-The prisoners were also denied food and water.

-No one went to the bathroom because they sweated too much.

-About 12,000 Americans and 63,000 Filipinos

-The Bataan Death March survivors were put in Japanese Prison Camps.

-Bataan Death March lasts for 6 days, and ended on April 16, 1942

-Thousands died from diseases, starvation, dehydration, heat, and untreated wounds.

-The only place the prisoners could drink from was a dirty stream with maggots and a rotting human body.

-The Bataan Death March significantly affected World War II.

-"Oriental Sun Treatment" was a place in the day where the Japanese ordered a halt and let the sun beat down on the marchers.

-April 9, 2014, will be the 72nd anniversary of the Bataan Death March.

-There was a memorial built for it.

-Japan apologized for it.

-They marched from Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell

-Before the march had even began the soldiers were low on food and other supplies.

-The soldiers didn't think they would be tortured, they just thought they would die a warrior's death.

-There were 987 survivors.

-Many soldiers were killed before the march began.

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