Warehouse 13, Bataan Death March Dog Tags Artifact

original movie prop

From fourth season episode No Pain, No Gain, the dog tags of John Giltoy, a soldier whose good friend became extremely ill during the Bataan death march of 1942. Fearing that the Japanese would kill him or simply leave him for dead if he faltered, John kept repeating to the man, "You can do this, you can do this", and in the end his fervent hopes made it so, imbuing these tags with the ability to grant any wish made for someone the user loves. Wishes and their consequences, however, are reversed when the tags are neutralized.

 

In April 1942, around 80,000 surrendered US and Filipino POWs were forced-marched by their Japanese captors up the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese were not prepared to handle this huge number of prisoners and compensated with extreme physical abuse and summary executions. No food or water was supplied during the first leg of the march, and those who couldn't continue died of heat, dehydration, or at the end of a bayonet. Although estimates vary considerably, about 5000 Filipinos and 500 Americans died before arrival at Camp O'Donnell, a captured US military installation converted to a miserable and similarly deadly Japanese internment camp.

 

Pair of weathered WWII-style notched metal dog tags with debossed era-accurate details for John Giltoy, on a replica M1940 chain.

 

From VIP Fan Auctions & NBCUniversal.

prop: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: movie props
movie: Warehouse 13 (TV) (2009)
original (111)  |  replica (31)
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