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    • Warning:
    • This presentation contains graphic images
  • World War II
  • World War II The costliest war in history Estimates of over 60 million dead
  • World War II
  • World War II
  • World War II
  • World War II
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  • The Japanese Invasion of the Philippine Islands The Bataan Death March
  • United States
    • After World War I, the U.S. wanted to remain as neutral as possible
    • Wanted to take an isolationist stance
    • “ It’s a European war”
    • Was , however, shipping supplies to British
  • Japan
    • Had been extending its empire for almost half a century
    • Had control over Korea, Manchuria, and wanted to spread into China and the Pacific
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  • 1941
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  • December 7, 1941
    • Japanese attack Pearl Harbor
  • USS Arizona
  • USS Arizona USS Shaw
  • USS Arizona USS Shaw USS West Virginia
  • USS Arizona USS Shaw USS West Virginia USS California
  • Following the day of infamy
    • Japanese invade Philippine Islands December 8, 1941
    Furthest extent of Japanese control
  • April 1942
  • April 1942
  • April 1942
    • Over 60,000 American and Filipino troops taken as POWs
    • Over 60,000 American and Filipino troops taken as POWs
  • The Death March
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    • The Death March ended over two weeks after the fall of Bataan
    • Between six and eleven thousand Americans and Filipinos died
    • Survivors herded to camps throughout the Pacific
    • Thousands more died in these camps
    • Survivors herded to camps throughout the Pacific
    • Thousands more died in these camps
  • The end draws near
    • By late 1944, American forces reached the Philippine Islands in its own Pacific campaign
    • There remained only several camps, including:
      • Palawan
      • Cabanatuan
    • Japan orders death of POWS
  • The end draws near
    • By late 1944, American forces reached the Philippine Islands in its own Pacific campaign
    • There remained only several camps, including:
      • Palawan
      • Cabanatuan
    • Japan orders death of POWS
  • Palawan
    • Over 150 POWs forced into air raid shelters and burned alive
    • Those trying to escape were shot
  • Cabanatuan
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  • Sources
    • Sides, Hampton. Ghost Soldiers . New York: Anchor Books, 2001.
    • Taylor, Frank. “Agony in the Pacific.” Magazine and date unknown: 57-71.
    • Associated Press. “Shameful War Chapter.” Sun-Sentinel 5 April 1992: 1G.
    • “ Death was a part of our life.” LIFE Date and pages unknown.
    • Knowles, Jesse. “The Bataan Death March.” Online. Available http://www.geocitites.comPentagon/8967/. 13 April 2004
    • PBS. “Capture and Death March.” Oneline. Available http://www.phs.org/wgbh/amx/macarthur/sfeature/bataan_capture.html. 29 February 2004
    • Dorsey, Chris. “Our POWs Shouldn’t Have to Wait Anymore.” Newsweek 4 November 2002: 14.
    • Boren, Homer and Fridlund, Paul. “The Will to Live.” American History Illustrated September/October 1993: 50.
    • Author unknown. “Memorial Page to Bataan, Corregidor, & Visayan-Mindanao Force.” Online. Available http://members.terracom.net/~vfwpost/Bataan.html. 28 April 2004.
    • Art Montana. “Ben Steele’s Personal Chronicle from Bataan to Hiroshima.” Online. Available http://www.artmontana.com/Article/steele/Images/hisown.html. 28 April 2004.
    • Author unknown. “Military Cartoon – 1944.” Online. Available http://usd230.k12.ks.us.PICTT/publications/cartoons/1944/m/gif. 28 April 2004.
    • Author and title unknown. Online. Available http://www.battlingbastardsbataan.com. 25 February 2004.
    • Author and title unknown. Online. Available http://sanddiego.edu/gen/USPics/bataan. 25 January 2004.
  • Music
    • Athanassios Efthimiou Kapralos, Never Again
    • Magnatune Compilation, Classical, “Ensemble Sreteniye”
    • Retrieved through Creative Commons
  • Stories of the events surrounding the march Recommend reading Recommend viewing
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