Talk:Bataan Death March

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Ferdinand Marcos[edit]

There is no mention in the article on Marcos of any involvement in the Bataan Death March There is discussion there of a fabricated war record. Is there evidence to support his involvement in the Bataan Death march ???— Preceding unsigned comment added by Shoka (talkcontribs)

Based on the article about Marcos, I agree. I've removed his name. Chris Troutman (talk) 00:00, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

His name has reappeared. Why? All evidence supports that his involvement in Bataan was fabricated.131.78.25.119 (talk) 16:27, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Name removed. – S. Rich (talk) 17:58, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Anti-Japanese sentiment[edit]

Japanese gave their food and water to the weakening Americans who then wanted them dead. It was impossible to walk Americans that far without Japanese dying as well. User:NipponSun7 — Preceding undated comment added 11:55, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

According to what source? Not unlike the Armenian genocide, force marching large numbers of people when rations are slim is bound to cause casualties. That doesn't absolve the perpetrators of guilt. By the way, I appreciate you announcing your pro-Japanese bias on your user page. You'll excuse me for not regarding your opinion seriously. Chris Troutman (talk) 16:53, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
The article does need more work. For example, the march began on April 9, 1942, but we don't know when it ended. And what was the casualty rate? If we assume certain low and high figures are correct, we can say 10,000 casualties out of 60,000 captives is horrendous. But loosing 2,500 out of 80,000 captives is quite a different matter. And what were the findings by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East with regard to Bataan? This is not to excuse the actions of the Japanese. The casualty rate for the captives they held was markedly higher than that of the Allies. Again, I present these remarks in hopes that the article can be improved, not to argue who are the good guy and bad guys. – S. Rich (talk) 17:15, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
The accuracy of this article is not damaged by whatever notional anti-Japanese sentiment that has arisen because of the bestial violence displayed by the Japanese soldiers. I removed the POV tag. Binksternet (talk) 23:50, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

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Death Toll Contradiction[edit]

The introduction says "About 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100–650 American prisoners of war died" but the info box says "Overall ~ 21,600+".