Saturday, January 5, 2008

Battle of Okinawa (Documentary)

The Battle of Okinawa, fought on the Japanese island of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault during the Pacific campaigns of World War II.It lasted from late March through June 45
The battle has been referred to as the "Typhoon of Steel" in English, and tetsu no ame ("rain of steel") or tetsu no bōfū ("violent wind of steel") in Japanese. The nicknames refer to the ferocity of the fighting, the intensity of gunfire involved, and sheer numbers of Allied ships and armored vehicles that assaulted the island. Okinawa had a prewar civilian population of 435,000, of whom an estimated 75,000 to 140,000 died during the battle.

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