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World War II History

World War II History

Unit 731

Unit 731, located in Harbin, China, was a secret Japanese project that carried out human medical experiments during the 1930s and 1940s.

Bataan Death March

On April 9, 1942, the American troops on the Bataan Peninsula of the Philippines surrendered to the Japanese. The captured men were then subjected to the torturous Bataan Death March.

The Incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II

In the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt ordered the "evacuation" of Japanese Americans to relocation and internment camps under Executive Order 9066.

Attack on Pearl Harbor - 1941

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the US into World War II.