POW Life 1

 

The Geneva Convention was an agreement among the nations of the world directing countries in the proper treatment of Prisoners of War.

Japan never ratified this agreement.


 

Japanese soldiers lower the American flag on May 6, 1942 after the fall of Corregidor.

 

Japanese soldiers removing American flag from Corregidor flag pole.



One of the few photos of Camp O'Donnell known to exist.

 

This photo shows the POWs at Camp O'Donnell receiving their rations. The food was given in meager portions. Note the Japanese guard walking among the prisoners.  The POW directly behind the guard, and walking in the same direction as the guard, is Jim Bashleben of B Company.

Courtesy of the Lewis Brittan Family

 

American POWs sit outside one of the barracks at Cabanatuan.  The camp opened to lower the rate of death among the POWs.

Courtesy of the Bensing Family

 

Another picture of American POWs sitting outside of their barracks at Cabanatuan.

Courtesy of the Bensing Family

 

Burial Detail at Camp O'Donnell.

 

Burial Detail at Camp O'Donnell.  This photo is often misidentified as POWs carrying the sick on the Death March.

 

Photo of main Camp O'Donnell Cemetery taken after the war.

 

 

 

 

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