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    Bataan Death March

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    In history, the Holocaust is considered the epitome of cruelty. Yet this even often overshadows the examples of cruelty in our own American history. The Bataan Death March is one of these overshadowed events. The Bataan Death March began on April 15, 1942 after American forces surrendered at the Battle of Bataan on April 9, 1942 in the Philippines. Seventy-eight thousand American and Filipino soldiers were forced to evacuate Bataan to Camp O’Donnell, “a prison camp in central Luzon.” Of these 78

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    The Bataan Death March was a brutal journey through torture and death, the captives were beaten, shot, beheaded, and were forced to walk 66 miles. The Bataan Death March, which was started on December 7, 1941, happened shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Bataan Death March had been significant in many ways. The Bataan Death March started when nearly 70,000 Americans and Filipinos were captured and made Prisoners Of War by the Japanese. The prisoners were forced to march 55 miles, on the

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    Douglas MacArthur: A Strong Military Leader

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    Douglas MacArthur was one of the greatest military leaders ever. He has helped many people such as the Filipinos, Japanese after the atomic bombs were dropped, and the Koreans during the Korean War. On March 11th, 1942, President Roosevelt ordered General MacArthur to retreat from the Philippines to Australia, because the Japanese were about to take the Philippines. He told the Filipinos,” The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines and proceed from Corregidor

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    Honor. Country.”, a striking expression of West Point’s time honored ideals, is the motto of the US Military Academy and is imbedded in its coat of arms.” Considered the second Father of the Military Academy after Sylvanus Thayer, General Douglass MacArthur accepted the Sylvanus Thayer Award on May 12th, 1962 at West Point. The Sylvanus Thayer Award is granted to an “…outstanding citizen of the United States whose service and accomplishments in the national interest exemplify personal devotion to the

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    The battle of Marathon is one that nearly every historian can recall. Whether do to its Hellenistic nature or the infamous tale that dictates the name of a popular footrace we currently celebrate, the battle itself is of great strategic importance to historians of the militaristic department. The battle is one of the first well documented amphibious landings in written history. The case lends vital information as to the method and the purpose of not only amphibious landings but also the general theme

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    General Wainwright

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    Wars are like car accidents. The outcome can be tragic, yet there is this creepy fixation, like you cannot look away. Everyone has experienced this phenomenon as they pound frustratingly on his/her steering wheel, hoping someone finally starts moving, but knowing exactly why no was is. I had this same odd, tragic, and frustrating attraction to the Bataan Death March. The Death March was completely comprised of death and despair yet, the very inhumanity of it was seducing. Unfortunately for me, the

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    Bonus Marchers Analysis

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    In the midst of the Great Depression, our WWI veterans asked for the ‘bonus’ they had been promised by the government, requesting it earlier than when it was to be distributed. They did this, not because they were trying to ‘loosen the purse strings of the government’ as some put it, but because as American citizens and workers, they were suffering too, and they knew the government-- the country—they fought for had the means to help them. They marched on Washington, DC, peacefully, trying to convince

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    bdm

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    during the 1940s serves as a unifier between the United States and the Philippines and an eye opener for the Japanese during this time. In the midst of the Second World War, the United States and Japan fought each other for control of the Philippines. Douglas McArthur, a well known American general and a field marshal for the Philippine Army, attempted to challenge Japanese invasion of Corregidor in 1942. Corregidor is a small rocky island that is strategically located west of Manila. Because of it’s location

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    Douglass Macarthur

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    My report is on Douglass MacArthur. I chose to do my report on Mr. MacArthur because he was a very important person in many wars. I chose to do my report on MacArthur because I wanted to learn more about his contributions to our nation. Douglas MacArthur was one of three sons of Arthur MacArthur and Mary Pinkney. Arthur was a Lieutenant General and he was also awarded a Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. Douglas was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock Arkansas. He spent his younger

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    cold war

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    38th parallel. The Korean War began when the North Korean Communist army crossed invaded non-Communist South Korea. As North Korean army, armed with Soviet tanks, quickly overran South Korea, the United States came to South Korea's aid. General Douglas MacArthur, who had been overseeing the post World War II affair of Japan, sent the US forces, which began to hold off the North Koreans at Pusan, at the southernmost tip of Korea. Although Korea was not strategically important to the United States, the

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