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
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPlfhVEw-7U
Soldiers Marching carrying falling comrades