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This book is an emotional roller coaster ride with three different stories more or less meshed into one. Emotionally this book delves into graphic detail of the truly disgusting atrocities committed over and over again by many Japanese soldiers and Japanese police against both prisoners of war and civilians of all nationalities and races that came under their control. The book also discusses the fundamental differences in culture and errors in judgment (not the least of which was the assumption that there were only 25,000 American and Filipino troops to be captured and provided for on Bataan when the actual number was closer to 100,000) that set the stage for the atrocities. Once the Death March has been completed, the book explores the diseases, starvation and neglect suffered by the...

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