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Okinawa–Brutal Combat on the Doorstep of Japan (Facebook LIVE! Event)

Event date: 9/3/2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Okinawa–Brutal Combat on the Doorstep of Japan (Facebook LIVE! Event)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

After the bloody battle at Iwo Jima, American war planners turned their attention to Okinawa, a sliver of land only 400 miles south of Japan’s main islands. Find out why the invasion of Okinawa was so fierce that it has been called a "typhoon of steel."

Military historian and the Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Oral History Project Dr. Mark DePue brings together audio clips, video, maps and photos to tell the story of the battle at Okinawa.

To watch this special Facebook LIVE! Event on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Facebook page, just go to Facebook and open our page at the appointed time and scroll to the post highlighting the live event. Once you’re there, simply click on the image and watch the live video stream.

More information can be found here.

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