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Saipan's High Cliffs

Saipan's High Cliffs Geography World War II Tragedies and Triumphs

Not only did Japanese commanders on Saipan - in July of 1944 - order their troops to attack, in a "banzai charge," they also ordered them to not surrender. 

The island has high cliffs which were used by some Japanese soldiers, and Saipan civilians, to end their lives by jumping onto the rocks below. 

This image depicts some of those high cliffs.


Media Credits

Photo online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

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