What years did the war in the Pacific take place
when was the Phillipines invaded by the Japanese?
December 1941, right afterPearl Harbor
Was the attack on Phillipines a surprise?
no, ample warning given-not taken seriously
What was Bataan?
area US and Phillipino troops retreated to to defend til re-inforcements could arrive-none arrived
What happened finally at Bataan?
ran out of food and supplies. Gen MacArthur forced to leave
When did the Bataan death march take place?
April 10th, 1942 the Bataan Corrider was surrendered. troops forced to march to rail cars
How far was the march?
What happened to prisoners on Bataan march and at prison camps?
They were starved, given only spoonfuls of water, beaten, and tortured, many were killed
Why did Japanese treat these prisoners so harshly>
They felt contempt for the soldiers that surrendered. Japanese fought to the death or committed suiced(hari kari)