American and Filipino POWs at the beginning of the march from Mariveles to San Fernando.

Courtesy of Elmer Bensing Family

 


In this posed photo for a Japanese photographer, American POWs are being given a rest while other POWs continue on the march.  The reality was any POW who fell out, or to the ground, was usually bayoneted or shot by a Japanese guard.


POWs being given a break on the Death March

 

American POWs are given the Sun Treatment during the death march.

 

Drawing depicting a Japanese guard getting ready to bayonet a fallen American on the march.

 

 

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