The Documentary American Experience, Bataan Rescue

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In 1941, the bombing of Pearl Harbor began the second World War for the United States. This act started the conflict of thousands of American soldiers being killed or captured for years to come. Today it is called the most daring rescue mission of World War II, the saving over five hundred captured soldiers. The documentary American Experience, “Bataan Rescue" summarizes the surrendering, life in captivity, and the rescue that these men went through. It was only a few hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor that American soldiers stationed in the Philippines knew they could not win against the Japanese forces there. The Japanese had modern weapons and more supplies that the Americans lacked. Because of this, American and Filipino troops had
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