4th Marines Chapter - Reunion Information American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor
North China Marines 4th Marines China Band
Center for Research Allied POWS Under the Japanese Battle for Bataan
Back to Bataan The Fall of the Philippines
Corregidor: Then and Now Burma Thai Death Railway
Thailand-Burma Railway Museum Zentsuji Prison Camp
Rescue of Bilibid Prison Oryoku Maru
B-29 Air Raids on Japan Hiroshima
Nagasaki Japan's War Crimes
Unit 731 MacArthur's War Tribunal
Hibakusha US-Japan Dialogue on POWs
Camp Fukuoka #17  


The 4th Marines and Soochow Creek The Legend and the Medal by F. C. Brown, John Lelle and Roger Sullivan   This work provides a detailed history of the U.S. 4th Marine Regiment from 1914 to 1942, with emphasis on its period of service in China. In addition, the authors have included an amusing sidelight—the story of the (unofficial) Soochow Creek Medal.
Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the Pacific by Gavan Daws   Daws combined ten years of documentary research and hundreds of interviews with surviving POWs to write this explosive, first-and-only account of the experiences of the Allied POWs of WWII. Here Daws reveals the survivors' haunting experiences, from the atrocities perpetrated during the Bataan Death March and the building of the Burma-Siam railroad.
Soochow and the 4th Marines by William R. Evans Atwood Publishing Co. ISBN 0-9617585-1-1   The true story of a small mongrel dog adopted as a mascot by the 4th Marines in Shanghai, China in 1937. Soochow became a legend in his own time riding around Shanghai in rickshaws, eating sirloin steaks and drinking beer with the other Marines in his own tailor made uniforms.
Death March: The Survivors of Bataan by Donald Knox   Excellent oral history of the experiences of the survivors of the surrender of Bataan and Corregidor. POWS detail in their own moving words the starvation, ill-treatment, executions and torture suffered in 3-1/2 years of imprisonment.
Alamo of the Pacific by Otis H. King Sgt USMC 1939- 1947   The story of the famed "China Marines" on Bataan and Corregidor and what they did to the Enemy as POWs. Ignored to a great extent was the story of the siege of Bataan and Corregidor and the horrible fate of the defenders.
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix   Historian Bix documents the emperor's legacy as far more shrewd, activist, and energetic than previously thought. Caught up in the fever of territorial expansion, Hirohito was the force that animated the war system, who, acting fully as a military leader and head of state, encouraged the belligerency of his people and pursued the war to its disastrous conclusion.


Allied POWs Compensation Suit Japanese Censorship
The Cultural Conditions of Unconditional Surrender As China rises, so does Japanese nationalism
Maj-Gen Smedley Butler, USMC A Public Betrayed



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