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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2019 9:11 p.m. PST

"The 1945 battle for Okinawa, Japan, was to become one of the costliest of the Second World War. Here, military historian James Holland explores the savagery of the battle through the memories of American marine Bill Pierce

April 1, 1945 – April Fool's Day, Easter Sunday, and ‘L-Day' for the invasion of Okinawa, Japan. In the deep blue waters around the island were more than 1,457 ships and landing craft, crammed with more than half a million men, and including a joint US Army and Marine Corps landing force of around 182,000 troops…"
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