When the Japanese launched their Pacific attack, General Douglas MacArthur's United States Army Forces in the Far East included ten divisions of newly recruited and poorly equipped Philippine Army soldiers, and one U.S. Army infantry division with supporting units--the Philippine Scouts. "Forgotten Soldiers" follows the U.S. Army's Philippine Scouts as they protect the fledgling Philippine Army during their retreat from Lingayen Gulf to Bataan, and the movie then relives their heroic stands on Bataan and Corregidor. Bataan, then Corregidor, were the U.S. Army's first two battles of World War II and the last Allied strongholds to hold out against the Japanese in the Pacific. These prolonged actions bought the U.S. time to reorganize its Pacific defenses and rebuild the U.S. Navy fleet the Japanese had destroyed at Pearl Harbor. Eventually, a Japanese naval blockade starved out the soldiers on Bataan and Corregidor, and the men on Bataan were subjected to one of the worst atrocities in ...
Sacrifice, courage and betrayal - the tragedy and triumph of the U.S. Army's Philippine Scouts, and the horrors of the Bataan Death March.