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Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath By Elizabeth and Michael Norman

Presenter: 
Elizabeth and Michael Norman
Duration: 
(01:17:26)

On Thursday, May 6, 2010, the VHS held its annual Stuart G. Christian, Jr., Lecture in the Robins Family Forum. Elizabeth and Michael Norman discussed their book Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath, the gripping story of the 1942 battle for the Philippines, the surrender of 76,000 Americans and Filipinos to the Japanese, and the infamous Bataan death march. (Introduction by Paul A. Levengood)