The stage for the Death March was set as Mariveles, at the southern tip of
The prisoners begin to march in long columns of dusty, bloody, frail and
frightened men. This was the last march for many frail, and freighted
The soldiers marched past thousands of Japanese troops, cavalry, tanks,
artillery, trucks, etc., in the broiling sun.
As the soldiers marched past the Japanese, many of them would guff at them,
jab at them with long bamboo poles, and many of them actually waved to us.
Abie saw a Japanese soldier shoot his buddy at the outskirts of Balanga.
He yelled once, glared in utter disbelief, then fell over dead. Abie
saw a body flattened by a tank. Another soldier was hit by a Japanese truck.