UNTOLD STORIES OF THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA: Women and Teens on the Frontline

Time and Tide

49m 15s
Broadcast on December 26, 2020 Available until May 14, 2023

The final stages of World War II... The islands of Okinawa turned into a theater of war the United States military called "hell." The Battle of Okinawa claimed the lives of at least 120,000 islanders. Women and girls were forced in as army cooks or nurses, boys in their mid-teens molded into soldiers... and sent to the frontline. As most records were lost, families are still wondering how their loved ones were mobilized... and what became of them. But recently discovered documents reveal their unknown stories.

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