The Bataan Death March vs the 2019 Death March

The Bataan Death March was the transfer by the Japanese Army of thousands of American and Filipino prisoners of war from Bataan to Tarlac.

The total distance marched was over 60 miles.

Differing sources report that the death march caused from 5,000 to 18,000 Filipino deaths and 500 to 650 American deaths and was later judged to be a war crime.

Last summer I took a bunch of Filipino friends on a march that was supposed to be fun, but it turned out to be a “death march” for some of them who are not used to walking long distances.

Here is a video of the 2019 death march that took place from the village of Termini di Massalubrense in the Amalfi Coast, in Southern Italy, to Ieranto Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the Mediterranean Sea.

You should try this “death march” too…just remember that “walang tricycle o ibang uri ng sasakyan para bumalik mula sa dagat”