Caption: Wounded Eating at Jungle Hospital on Bataan, Credit: National Archives
Image by: National Archives 
Wounded Eating at Jungle Hospital on Bataan 

Part Three-New Protein Sources

From: Jan Thompson
Series: The Tragedy of Bataan
Length: 05:27

Segment Three Background Info: This segment goes into detail about how the food situation became so bad in the Philippines that the troops had to butcher the Horse Calvary and pack mules for meat. Many of the men on the front lines had to forage for their own food in the jungles and rice paddies. Interviews are with: Ralph Levenberg, Nurse Eunice Hatchett Tyler, Mess Sergeant Morris Lewis, Jack Cape and Ben Steele. Diary excerpts from Capt. Albert Brown. Read the full description.

Wounded_eating_at_joungle_hospital_small Segment Three Background Info: This segment goes into detail about how the food situation became so bad in the Philippines that the troops had to butcher the Horse Calvary and pack mules for meat. Many of the men on the front lines had to forage for their own food in the jungles and rice paddies. Interviews are with: Ralph Levenberg, Nurse Eunice Hatchett Tyler, Mess Sergeant Morris Lewis, Jack Cape and Ben Steele. Diary excerpts from Capt. Albert Brown.

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Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Today is part three of our special documentary series, The Tragedy of Bataan, narrated by Alec Baldwin and Produced and written by film maker Jan Thompson; today's segment recalls the day to day existence of American-Filipino Defenders during the battle of the Philippines as told through firsthand accounts of Bataan survivors.

OUTRO:

(Alec's outro: "Join us tomorrow as we continue the story of The Tragedy of Bataan.")

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Sound Design by Kelly Caringer