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Today in World War II History—April 10, 1942

American prisoners on the Bataan Death March, April 1942 (US National Archives: 532548)

American prisoners on the Bataan Death March, April 1942 (US National Archives: 532548)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 10, 1942: Bataan Death March begins: 75,000 US & Filipino troops are forced on a 55-mile march to Camp O’Donnell over the next two weeks; about 10,000 will die.

James Landis is officially made the director of US Office of Civilian Defense.

Candy and cigarettes are rationed in the Netherlands.

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