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One hundred-forty miles: 72 years after the Bataan Death March and what you need to know | MilitaryTimes
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One hundred-forty miles: 72 years after the Bataan Death March and what you need to know | MilitaryTimes

On April 9, 1942, U.S. forces in the Philippines surrendered to the Japanese, and so began what we call the Bataan Death March today. After the surrender, 75,000 American and Filipino soldiers were taken captive by Japanese soldiers and forced to march throughout the Philippines to confinement camps.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the start of the Bataan Death March and the devastation survivors and the fallen endured during, here are a few facts you need to know.

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