The Bataan Cross

At the summit of Mt. Samat, Philippines, there is a shrine dedicated to the Filipino and American soldiers of WW2 who surrendered to the Japanese, and were forced to walk in what later became known as the Bataan Death March. The shrine consists of an altar, esplanade, and a museum (which tells the story of the Battle of Bataan), but most strikingly, the 95 m (311 ft) tall Bataan Cross which commemorates the fallen soldiers is visible from miles around. The Bataan Death March was a horrendous march of 75,000 prisoners of war across a 97 km (60…

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