Janice Hobson Monro remembers the song playing on the radio that fateful Sunday morning in Hawaii. It was the Ink Spots' "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire." The Japanese, however, were doing exactly that.
Near the end of WWII, America was planning a full-scale invasion on mainland Japan. The Allies expected casualties on both sides to number in the millions as a result. In a last-ditch effort to hasten the end of the war, President Harry Truman authorized the use of a terrifying new weapon. The...leer más
The Solomon Islands campaign was the first major amphibious landing of World War II mounted by America; and was the first major Allied offensive against Imperial Japan. It was the scene of bitter fighting between US and Japanese forces. It was also an campaign of...leer más
During the battle for Tarawa island in 1943, the US Army attacked nearby Makin Island, which was considered a less costly operation. The army was supported by a platoon of M3A5 Lee medium tanks from the US Army's 193rd Tank Battalion, making this battle the only combat use of the M3 by America...leer más
Video footage of U.S. M4 Sherman tanks on Iwo Jima and damage to tanks due to mortar fire.
Damage Done To Tanks By Mortar Fire - National Archives and Records Administration - Local Identifier 127.R.432 - Uncataloged footage from the National Archives. DVD copied by IASL Master Scanner...leer más
The Battle of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.On June 21, 1945, after 82 days of battle, the Japanese troops were defeated. This was not intended to be the final major battle of World War II, only the staging...leer más
With the Marines at Tarawa (1944) - Academy Award Winning Documentary.- With the Marines at Tarawa is a 1944 short propaganda documentary film directed by Louis Hayward. It used authentic footage taken at the Battle of Tarawa to tell the story of the American servicemen from the time they get...leer más