Female Survivor of Japanese Atrocities in Lipa in 1945 Shows Bayonet Scars - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Female Survivor of Japanese Atrocities in Lipa in 1945 Shows Bayonet Scars

Date Taken: 25 October 1945

In their haste to kill the locals in Lipa, and likely because of the sheer numbers that they were trying to massacre, the Japanese soldiers in their killing frenzy did not make sure that everyone was killed. There were, indeed, survivors, as the photograph above shows.

Original Caption: Elisa Robles displays bayonet scars on her left side, which was caused by Jap atrocities in Lipa, Batangas, Luzon, P.I. (for Philippine Islands).

Batangueño woman from Lipa shows bayonet scars.  Image source:  United States National Archives.
Batangueño woman from Lipa shows bayonet scars.  Image source:  United States National Archives.

Notes and references:
Image credit: United States National Archives.

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