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How This Pacific Battlefield Earned Its Memorable Nickname

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How This Pacific Battlefield Earned Its Memorable Nickname

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With Japanese troops lobbing repellent fire from their jungle hideouts in Peleliu during WWII, the battle became so fierce that the U.S. marines gave it an apt nickname: Bloody Nose Ridge.

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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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