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U.S. Ships Pound a Japanese Bunker with Explosives During WWII

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U.S. Ships Pound a Japanese Bunker with Explosives During WWII

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Surviving Japanese troops are holed up in a fortified position on the southern cliffs of Tinian. Aware of the dangers they pose, U.S. navy ships pound them with 615 tons of explosives.

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By the summer of 1944, America increasingly controlled the seas and skies of the Pacific, but the fighting on land remained bloody and brutal. As U.S. forces battled for two islands at once, Japan used ingenious dug-in bunkers and caves to make them pay for every inch of ground. Discover America's strategic and personal motivations behind their simultaneous invasions of Tinian and Guam and witness their far less successful plan to strike Japan from India and China with the new, troubled aircraft, the B-29.

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