The Bataan Death March was when the Japanese forced 76,000 captured Allied soldiers (Filipinos and Americans) to march about 80 miles across the Bataan Peninsula. The march took place in April of 1942 during World War II. Where is Bataan? Bataan is a province in the Philippines on the island of Luzon.
What happened at the Bataan Death March?
The captured American and Filipino men were then subjected to the Bataan Death March, a torturous march of more than 65 miles, in which thousands of troops died due to starvation, dehydration, and gratuitous violence. Thousands more would die in prisoner of war camps before they were liberated three years later.
What happened during the Bataan Death March in the Philippines?
Bataan Death March, march in the Philippines of some 66 miles (106 km) that 76,000 prisoners of war (66,000 Filipinos, 10,000 Americans) were forced by the Japanese military to endure in April 1942, during the early stages of World War II.