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Saipan Civilians - Surrender Instead of Suicide

Saipan Civilians - Surrender Instead of Suicide American History Social Studies World War II Tragedies and Triumphs

Despite the orders of Japanese military commanders to commit suicide, some Saipan civilians surrendered to the Americans.  This photo from Saipan:  The Beginning of the End (a USMC Historical Monograph by Major Carl W. Hoffman, USMC) - at page 242 - shows a group of people who defied the death orders.  The photo's caption states:

ELECTING TO LIVE, these Saipan civilians cast their lot with the Americans. This puzzled, tired group eyes apprehensively one of the United States invaders to whom they surrendered.


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Image from Saipan:  The Beginning of the End (a USMC Historical Monograph by Major Carl W. Hoffman, USMC) - at page 242.  Online, courtesy HyperWar Foundation, hosted by ibiblio at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

 

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