World War II - Pacific Chapters

World War II - Pacific

Iwo Jima is directly in the flight path of airplanes trying to reach Tokyo from the mid-Pacific; it is crucial territory for both Japanese and America...

Forty Marines capture Mt. Suribachi. They have an American flag to raise and a photographer to capture the moment.

Soldiers with special military skills train to clear Japanese from the Philippines.

Japan decides to take control of East Asia and stop white, colonial control because they want to create an empire.

John Rabe, John Magee and Dr. Robert O. Wilson provide eyewitness stories about Japanese killings in Nanjing (Nanking).

At 7:53 a.m. the Japanese first attack American planes and then begin to bomb "Battleship Row"; finally at 7:58 a.m., air raid sirens begin.

Rather than surrender, Japanese soldiers lead Banzai attacks where they kill as many Marines as possible before dying themselves.

The military retreats to Bataan and General MacArthur moves to Corregidor.

An atomic bomb, known as "Little Boy," devastates the Japanese city of Hiroshima and its people on August 6, 1945.

An atomic bomb called "Fat Man" detonates above the Japanese city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Less than a week later, Japan surrenders, ending WWII...

Many Japanese Americans go to Camp Manzanar, receive vaccinations, and live in desert conditions.

Camp Poston was situated in the Colorado River Indian Reservation.

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