February 1, 2018

A Grove Filled with Dead Victims of the Japanese, 1945

More dead citizens of Lipa left by the Japanese to rot out in the open in 1945.  Image source:  United States National Archive.
More dead citizens of Lipa left by the Japanese to rot out in the open in 1945.  Image source:  United States National Archive.
Date taken: 13 April 1945.

Original Caption: This photograph was similarly captioned as another one shot of the same locality, where Filipinos in the town of Lipa, Batangas were herded to be stripped of their belongings then bayoneted to their deaths. Worse, they were left to rot out in the open. The original caption was “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).”

Source: United States National Archives.

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