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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fall of Bataan

09 April 1942. Following an all-out, relentless air, land and sea assault launched six days earlier, the Japanese imperial forces finally overwhelm the gallant defenders of Bataan thus ending a gory three-month battle. The next day, the surrendering Filipino and American forces of Bataan under the command of General Edward P. King would start facing the horrors of the "Death March."

Recommended Reading: De Viana, Augusto. 2001. Apples & Ampalaya: Bittersweet Glimpses of the American Period in the Philippines (1898-1946). Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.

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