[buh-tan, -tahn; locally bah-tah-ahn]
- a peninsula on W Luzon, in the Philippines: U.S. troops surrendered to Japanese April 9, 1942.
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But few things inspire more howling from writers than that post-publication Bataan death march known as the book tour.Dumps and Death Threats, Hecklers and Vindication: True Tales from Today’s DIY Book Tour
August 12, 2014
Also, after Pearl Harbor and Bataan, it usually shyly follows America's lead in international affairs.The Vote And The Holocaust
Edward S. Goldstein
November 30, 2012
It is the sportswriting version of the Bataan Death March, The Longest Yard with the score still tied, the Bridge to Nowhere.Super Bowl: The Best That Never Was!
February 4, 2011
In May, Japan apologized for the Bataan Death March—the torturous trek that killed 2,500 men in 1942.
Some 2,500 American and Filipino POWs died on that infamous trek, the Bataan Death March.
He was the parish priest of the pueblo of Hermosa in the province of Bataan.The Katipunan
J. Brecknock Watson (AKA Francis St. Clair)
From that place he was transferred to the vicariate of Bataan, the language of which he learned very well.
He had displayed high qualities in the mission to Bataan, to which he had been assigned.
He had labored much and well among the Indians of Bataan and among the Chinese.
Being sent to Bataan in company with three other fathers, he, as the youngest, had to carry a very heavy burden of duties.
- a peninsula in the Philippines, in W Luzon: scene of the surrender of US and Philippine forces to the Japanese during World War II, later retaken by American forces
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