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World War II the Final Chapter

The Battle of Okinawa is one of the bloodiest and most tragic chapters of the Pacific war, claiming the lives of 110,000 Japanese troops, 140,000 Okinawan civilians and 12,520 American servicemembers. It’s etched in the memory of every survivor. Though their numbers are dwindling — most are in their early 90s — they all have stories to tell, including the moral quandaries they faced.
The rarely seen images of death and damage that survived Hiroshima
To help ensure that future generations never forget the horrors of nuclear war, a Japanese photography education organization is hosting a month-long photo exhibition with images that document the death and damage. These rare images survived censorship laws and were collected over several years for the 70th anniversary of the bombing.

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3 facts you may not know about World War II
From those who continued to fight after surrender to when Brazil declared war — here are three things that have drawn less attention than the epic struggles of Normandy, Stalingrad and the islands of the Pacific.
Major events in the Pacific Theater
From Iwo Jima to Okinawa, and onto Japan's final surrender aboard the USS Missouri, Stars and Stripes invites you to follow along with this interactive timeline.

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