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Bataan Death March

John Falconer, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, looked out as Hiroshima neared.
Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  1942 war crime in which Japanese soldiers killed perhaps 25% of 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war as they were matched sixty miles while treating them with extreme brutality
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  • John Falconer, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, looked out as Hiroshima neared.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Cash from disability checks earned with shrapnel in the neck at Wake Island or shell shock on Iwo Jima; rewards for surviving the Bataan Death March.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • The emaciated survivors were driven sixty-five miles on foot for three days in lacerating heat to a prison camp: the infamous Bataan Death March.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • We stayed with a friend of my father’s who had been drafted, sent to the Philippines, served in the Bataan Death March, and spoke of three and a half years in a Japanese prison camp.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe

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  • I have sat face-to-face with a Bataan Death March survivor, an airman shot down over Germany, a Marine who was at the Chosin Reservoir, veterans from every region of Vietnam, medics and infantry soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • While thousands of men would be sought later, this preliminary list was composed of those accused of the worst crimes, including list-topper Hideki Tojo, mastermind of Pearl Harbor and the man on whose orders POWs had been enslaved and starved,and Masahuru Homma, who was responsible for the Bataan Death March.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Bataan Death March [8] , Battle of Iwo Jima [4] , D-Day [5] , Luftwaffe [6] , Battle of the Bulge [7] , Lend-Lease [8] , Battle of Britain [9] , Battle of Stalingrad [9] , Enola Gay [9] , Siege of Leningrad [9]
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