PHILIPPINES: Capas National Shrine - Bataan Death March Memorials - c33,000 names (images now availa

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  1. bucklt

    bucklt Bucklt

    Situated c75 miles north of Manila, and now forming part of what used to be the former cantonment site at Camp O'Donnell, the Capas National Shrine commerates c60,500* Filipinos and American prisoners-of-war who were held there for c4 months between April and July 1942. It's estimated that c30,000+ Filipinos and Americans died there. note: 11 images attached.

    Images now available include:

    1. All c30,000+ names (Filipino personnel) on the Wall Of Heroes. p.s. someone told me it also includes the names of those who survived, but, I cannot confirm this.
    2. Battling Bastards Of Bataan Memorial: c2000+ names (US personnel) available.
    3. Original DBCI Memorial (erected in 1948): all Filipino names available.
    4. Memorare Marker (civilian memorial): images available
    5. Memorial For Czech Heroes: all names available.
    6. Philippine Scouts Memorial (dedicated to c2600+ scouts): images available.
    7. Bridge Of Remembrance: images available
    8. General images of the shrine area itself.

    note: *Overall, it's very difficult to establish exact numbers - marchers, prisoners, escapees, victims etc - for this period in Philippine history.

    It is the Soldier, not the reporter,
    Who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the Soldier, not the poet,
    Who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer,
    Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

    It is the Soldier, not the lawyer,
    Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
    Who serves beneath the flag,
    And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

    Apologies - in advance - if above poem was previously shown on this website. It was related to me by an American Veteran (Vietnam) whom I met at Capas, and each time I read it, I'm reminded of todays modern soldiers - and what 'society' demands of them. I believe it was written by a Mr. Charles Province....Salud!

    All above images are now available - FREE - to family members, relatives, researchers and historians. When asked, I normally suggest that you make a donation to a Forces Charity of your own choice.
    Equally, all images - posted/distributed by me - are not to be used for commercial and/or financial gain. If in doubt, contact me - Thank You.

    Please contact me - with all your requirements and queries - via: nt872b(at)

    Largest Asian War Memorials completed to-date:
    Afghanistan - Camp Bastion Memorial Wall - images of c444 names available
    Singapore - Kranji/Singapore War Memorial - images of all c23,000 names available
    Myanmar/Burma - Rangoon Memorial - images of all c27,000 names available
    Philippines - Capas National Shrine Memorials (Bataan Death March) - images of c33,000 names available
    Republic Of Korea - Wall Of Remembrance (UNMCK) - images of all c41,000 names available

    Cemeteries - includes all graves/names on memorials - already completed (as of April 2015):
    AFGHANISTAN: Helmand Province - Camp Bastion Memorial Wall
    BANGLADESH: Chittagong and Maynamati Cemeteries
    BURMA: Rangoon, Taukkyan, Thanbyuzayat Cemeteries and all Memorials
    CAMBODIA: (Postwar Forum) Killing Fields (Choeung Ek) and S.21 (Toul Sleng Genocide Museum)
    CHINA/HONG KONG: Sai Wan, Stanley, Happy Valley (12 cemeteries in total) plus all Memorials
    INDIA: Kohima, both cemeteries at Imphal and all Memorials
    INDONESIA: Jakarta War Cemetery, Ancol Cemetery, Ambon Cemetery and all Memorials
    ISRAEL: Ramlah and Khayat Beach Cemeteries and all Memorials
    JAPAN: Yokohama Commonwealth War Cemetery and British Commonwealth Forces Cemetery (post WW2)
    THAILAND: Kanchanaburi and Chung Kai Cemeteries and all Memorials
    MALAYSIA: Taiping, Labuan-Borneo, Cheras Road, Terendak Cemeteries and all Memorials
    PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Port Moresby, Lae, Rabaul Cemeteries and all Memorials
    PHILIPPINES: CWGC graves and Bataan/Capas-Kamikaze-Manila Memorials.
    REPUBLIC OF KOREA: United Nations Military Cemetery in Busan (UNMCK)
    SINGAPORE: Kranji War Cemetery, Kranji Military Cemetery (post WW2), and all Memorials
    SRI LANKA/CEYLON: Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee Cemeteries and all Memorials
    VIETNAM: (Postwar Forum) VC/ARVN cemeteries, Reunification Palace, HCMC museums and Qu Chi tunnels

    Bucklt :poppy: Asia War Graves Photo Group and now, since January 2017:

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
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  2. graeme

    graeme Senior Member


    I just wanted to publicly thank Tony for all the hard work he puts in and for his generosity in making all the images available.

    Cheers, Tony,


  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I will happily second Graeme's sentiments.

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