Operation Iceberg: The Battle Of Okinawa

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The Battle of Okinawa, otherwise known as “Operation Iceberg”, is the bloodiest battle which took place on April 1st, 1945 and ended on June 22nd, 1945. This horrific clash happened on the island of Okinawa in Japan. The combatants involved the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. 287,000 American and British troops fighting against 130,000 on the Japanese side. The battle was fought because capturing Okinawa was part of the three-point plan that America had for having a victory in the war in the Far East. However, this battle was excruciatingly painful for a good portion of the opposing side to handle. It was during the last few weeks of the war that they had realized it was a loss for them and there was no longer a point in continuing.

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