The Battle of Okinawa codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a series of battles fought in the Ryukyu Islands, centered on the island of Okinawa, and included the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War during World War II.
The 82-day-long battle lasted from April 1st until June 22nd, 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of the Japanese mainland (code named Operation Downfall). This color documentary brings you a glimpse of one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific.
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