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The Pacific War in Color:

Harrowing Footage of the Manila Invasion Aftermath

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Harrowing Footage of the Manila Invasion Aftermath

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In 1945, the U.S. was determined to take back Manila, but they didn't use air strikes for fear of causing civilian casualties. This meant one thing: a tense series of street-level battles to drive out the Japanese.

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Japan feels the pressure coming from all fronts in 1945--ships from the sea, boots on the ground, and fire from the sky. The Japanese Empire has been weakened, but there is no sign of surrender. Through rarely seen color combat footage and frontline stories, witness the American invasions of Peleliu, the Philippines, and Iwo Jima, in addition to the war's first organized kamikaze attacks and the deadly raid on Tokyo.

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