Map of March
The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of approximately 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war after the four-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. The POWs marched 66 miles in harsh conditions-temperatures were well over 105 degrees. Many of the POWs were wounded, ill from tropical diseases and malnourished. It is estimated that approximately 650 American and 10,000 Filipinos died on this forced March due to exhaustion and from beheadings, bayonetings, and beatings by Japanese guards.
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