Ordeal at Okinawa


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 203, no. 0405 (April 2005), p. 24-31


The fight for Okinawa was the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War. It was the last big combat before America's projected invasion of japan. On the 60th anniversary of the battle, Mark Leigh describes the tactics behind both sides - and how they both failed to deliver satisfactory results