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Bataan and Cabanataun in Pictures

Mrs. Cavell

Honors American History


Corporal Jolley’s account of the prison camp was most likely?

  • A personal reflection

  • Propaganda

  • Documentary of the Pacific Theater


What policy did the Americans intercept from the Japanese regarding POW camps in the Philippines?

  • Search and Destroy

  • Bury the Evidence

  • Kill All

  • Never Surrender

Bataan Death March

  • In January of 1942 the Japanese began to occupy Manila in the Philippines.

  • General MacArthur ordered by FDR leaves Manila and heads to Bataan

  • In April the US surrenders Bataan and the remaining US soldiers are captured and marched for seven days to various POW camps (O’Donnell and Cabanataun, Palawan)

The map of the Bataan Death March

  • The March

Death March

  • A rare break

The Long Journey through and to Hell

Some don’t make the trip…

Some are forced to carry the dead for miles


  • Men forced to dig their own graves


  • Women tortured in camp


  • Man tortured in camp

Palawan Massacre

Watching fellow POW’s get decapitated were the norm

Kill All Policy

Palawan Grave

  • Crude grave

The Final Count at Palawan

  • Nearly 150 soldiers burned, bayoneted or decapitated

Liberation and Rescue at Cabanataun

  • Skeletal men who survived

Ghost Soldiers

  • Often the men were so frail and thin, they were referred to as ghost soldiers.


Do you think there should be laws governing POW treatment during war?

  • Yes…these pictures support that argument.

  • Possibly…difficult to enforce.

  • No…war is not pretty or nice.

Turn and Talk…

  • 1. With a partner, discuss the possibility of uniform rules regarding POW treatment. Create a list of three things that should never allowed in a POW camp.

  • Discuss how this could be enforced and what punishments for violations.

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