People Killed by Japanese Soldiers in 1945 Left to Decompose in the Open - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

People Killed by Japanese Soldiers in 1945 Left to Decompose in the Open

Date taken: 13 April 1945

Original Caption: Some of the bodies of a group of approximately 300 to 400 Filipino men and women who were first stripped of all usable clothing and then with their hands tied behind their backs were bayoneted. About 1,100 Filipinos were killed by the Japanese in Lipa, Batangas, Luzon, P.I. (for Philippine Islands).

This photograph was part of a series accumulated by the United States Army Signal Corps in most likelihood for use in the ensuing war crimes trials in the aftermath of World War II.
Inhabitants of Lipa, Batangas killed by Japanese soldiers in 1945 and left to decompose in the open.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
Inhabitants of Lipa, Batangas killed by Japanese soldiers in 1945 and left to decompose in the open.  Image source:  United States National Archives.

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Image credit: United States National Archives.

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