Friday, January 24, 2014

Jan

24

1944

Death march begins as Japanese retreat on New Guinea

An image from the same sequence released by the USAAF>

By the track dead bodies were scattered, reeking a horrible putrid smell. Maggots were wriggling in their eyes, ears and mouths although some soldiers were still breathing. This area literally looked like hell. Those who had perished on this climb must have exhausted their last strength in their already skinny and bony bodies.