In 1945, more than 100,000 Okinawans and 80,000 Japanese troops died in the 82-d…

In 1945, more than 100,000 Okinawans and 80,000 Japanese troops died in the 82-day battle for the strategically placed island chain – the bloodiest episode in the Pacific War.


Japan marks 70th anniversary of Battle of Okinawa
http://www.rappler.com
The anniversary comes with feelings running high on Okinawa – now a reluctant host to more than half of the 47,000 US troops still stationed in Japan

First Posted at Rappler’s Official Facebook page on June 23, 2015 at 09:30AM.

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