Bataan Death March

The Bataan Death March began on April 9th, 1942. The Imperial Japanese Army marched between 60,000-80,000 Fillipino and American soldiers from Saisaih Pt. and Mariveles to Camp O'Donnel. Between 7,000-10,000 people died because of the horrible conditions. Soldiers were forced to march without food or water for 60 miles through jungle. They were also tortured by the japanese on the way, being bayonetted, beaten, and occasionally shot. The Japanese government finally issued a formal apology in April of 2007.