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Why the Battle of Okinawa Caused Severe Combat Fatigue

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Why the Battle of Okinawa Caused Severe Combat Fatigue

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As the deadly Battle in Okinawa rages on, a growing number of U.S. troops begin to go down with what the military calls 'non-battle injuries' and what troops termed the 'Thousand Yard Stare.'


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The Allies celebrate the end of the war in Europe, but the Pacific War rages on. Okinawa, the last stop in the island-hopping campaign to the Japanese mainland, is absolute havoc, with Japan sending an unprecedented wave of kamikaze attacks to destroy Allied warships. Meanwhile, Australians liberate Indonesians from three years of oppressive Japanese occupation in Borneo. Witness the final battles of the Second World War, captured with rare behind the scenes film and color combat footage.

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