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Govt to invite survivors of Bataan Death March
The government plans to invite to this country former American prisoners of war who survived the Bataan Death March, Foreign Ministry sources have disclosed.
The Bataan Death March took place in April 1942 on the Philippine island of Luzon. The Japanese army forced about 70,000 U.S. and Filipino prisoners of war captured in the Battle of the Philippines to march about 100 kilometers in tropical heat from the Bataan Peninsula to POW camps. The POWs were given little food or water.
Between 7,000 and 10,000 people are believed to have lost their lives on the march.
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