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Map Showing Puerto Princesa at Palawan Island

Map Showing Puerto Princesa at Palawan Island Social Studies World War II Ethics

This map depicts the location of Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island in the Philippines. Palawan is southwest of Manila. 

Japanese guards had transferred 150 Allied prisoners of war from Cabanatuan to the Puerto Princesa prison camp on Palawan Island.  For 2½ years they worked to build an air strip.  On the 14th of December, 1944, Japanese commanders at the prison camp decided to brutally execute their prisoners. 

Eleven prisoners escaped. 


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