Bataan Death March Emma westenbroek


75,000 Filipino and American troops


an arduous 65-mile march to prison camps made by the troops of world war I because of the surrender of the Bataan Peninsula made by the US


The march began on April 9, 1942


The main Philippine Island of Luzon

Historical Significance

Many US troops died (hence DEATH march) because of brutal treatment and starvation. This had a big impact of the military and after the war. The leader of the Japanese invasion forces, Lieutenant General Homma Masaharu, was held responsible and executed by firing squad on April 3rd, 1946.

Watch this clip to learn more about the Bataan Death March:

Soldiers Marching carrying falling comrades

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.