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  • Japanese Left For The Marines
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    Iwo jim a is an eight square-mile island of sulfuric sand and volcanic ash. It is 700 miles south of Tokyo. The Japanese put radar stations on Iwo to warn of approaching B-29's which regularly flew right over it on bombing runs to Japan. The Japs also had fighter planes on the two airstrips. Alot of young Marines en route to the beaches of Iwo were amazed at the firepower and damage inflicted on the island by the Navy's battleships and planes. They thought that there wouldn't be any Japanese lef...
  • Large Japanese Surface Force
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    The Solomon Islands campaign began with the taking of Guadalcanal in December 1942. In February 1943 the Russell Islands fell, and the New Georgia group followed in August 1943. At the end of 1943, the campaign reached its goal when American troops gained a solid foothold on the island of Bougainville. The Russell, New Georgia and Bougainville were objectives Objective: Isolate Rabaul The objective of the Solomon Islands campaign was to cut off Japan's major forward air and naval base at Rabaul,...
  • The Evil In Ishmael
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    Is hamel: friend or foe There are evil people in the world. Its amazing what they can do and have done, thats why so many people watch documentaries of Jeffry Dahmer and Ed Geen. Evil comes in many forms and several different levels of severity. From cheating to kleptomania and kicking cats to lampshades. I believe it comes preloaded when you are born, probably genetic, but for better or for worse it can be influenced by your childhood. Good kids can do bad things if they grow up waking up to mo...
  • Japanese People
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    Racism is the notion that one's own ethnic stock is superior to that of someone else's. Most all racism is as result of ignorance. Racism can range from a simple comment to make another human being feel inferior, to complex actions that make others feel unwelcome in society because of who they are. The theme of racism can be seen throughout literature. In the murder mystery novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson, many examples of wartime racism are evident. The novel is set on San Pied...
  • Lesser Marshalls Including Assaults Against Smaller Islands
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    The Battle for the Marshall Islands by Pete God bey Military History SS-305 Professor BraimApril 9, 1999 The Marshall Islands consist of 32 coral atolls, which span 800 square miles of the Pacific Ocean. They are separated into two chains, the Rata k on the east, and R alik on the west. Each atoll is an enclosed or semi-enclosed reef on which islands and islets of coral, sand and rock have been built naturally. They range in size from pinpoint islets, like Kil i, to Kwajalein, the largest atoll ...
  • Hatsue Being Japanese And Ishmael Being
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    Introduction I chose the novel Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson because I have heard from many people that it is a compelling story which truly depicts the inhumanities of racism. Human emotions are intensely conveyed in such riveting detail that one can not read this book without it leaving a permanent mark on their heart. Furthermore, I was not very familiar with the Japanese encampments of the mid nineteen hundreds. I knew that reading this novel would broaden my horizons and lead me...
  • Dialects Of The Japanese Language
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    Japan Geographical Setting Japan is an island country in the North Pacific Ocean. It lies off the northeast coast of mainland Asia and faces Russia, Korea, and China. Four large islands and thousands of smaller ones make up Japan. The four major islands-Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku form a curve that extends for about 1,900 kilometres. Topography Japan is a land of great natural beauty. mountains and hills cover about 70% of the country. IN fact, Japanese islands consist of the rugged upp...
  • Marshall Islands Land
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    History of the Marshall Islands The Marshall Islands is a republic of 29 atolls and 5 coral islands. The islands are one of the four main groups that make up Micronesia. The nearest neighbor to the Marshalls are the Federated States of Micronesia. They " re only 26 populated islands in the Marshalls because a lot of the islands are too small to support many people. There are two roughly parallel chains of islands that make up the western R alik group and the eastern Rata k group. Now that you kn...
  • Japanese Ships 570 Miles From Midway
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    The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Nothing distinguished the dawn of June 2, 1942, from countless other dawns that had fallen over tiny Midway atoll in the North Pacific. Nothing, that is, except the tension, the electric tension of men waiting for an enemy to make his move. On Midway's two main islands, Sand and Eastern, 3,632 United States Navy and Marine Corps personnel, along with a few Army Air Force aircrews, stood at battle stations in and near their fighters, bombers, and seaplanes, wai...
  • Lives Of The Pacific Islanders
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    World War II came without warning or invitation for the people of the South Pacific and brought issues that few understood. The war became a period of excitement, hardship, and at the same time, of material abundance. Their islands, the place they called their homes, were abruptly exposed and used as never before to new outside influences and by uninvited guests. "Their harbours were used by fleets of warships, while onshore bases were built to house troops, and landing fields were constructed t...
  • Events In Michener's Hawaii
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    Hawaii, by James A. Michener, is a novel which covers, on both a fictional and a non-fictional level, the total history of Hawaii from its beginning until approximately 1954. The work traces Hawaiian history from the geological creation of the islands ("From the Boundless Deeps) to the arrival of its first inhabitants, ("From the Sun-Swept Lagoon"), then to the settlement of the islands by the American missionaries, ("From the Farm of Bitterness"). In the novel, as the island's agricultural trea...
  • Battle Of Okinawa
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    Okinawa was the site of the only land battle in Japan during the War. After the capture of Iwo Jima in March 1945, General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area, turned his attentions to the island of Okinawa. American forces landed on the Kerala Islands in Okinawa on March 26, 1945, then moved onto the main island of Okinawa on April 1st. Lying just 563 km (350 miles) from the Japanese mainland, it offered excellent harbour, airfield and troop-staging facilities. It...
  • 1st Division Marines And The Japanese
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    Introduction The fight for Guadalcanal, code-named Watchtower, was the first offensive of the Pacific theater, thus it was subject to many hard lessons, the brunt of which was borne by the 1st Division of the United States Marine Corps and the others that landed in the initial months. Great efficiency was shown by U.S.M.C. Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift and the Marines under his command. The role of the U.S. Marines in the Guadalcanal campaign was to establish a U.S. base of operations an...
  • Japanese Offensive In The Pacific
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    The Island of Midway is a part of the Hawaiian Islands chain and sits approximately 3000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, 1140 nautical miles from Pearl Harbor, Oahu and 2250 miles from Tokyo, Japan. This small atoll in the Pacific had been a very uninviting place, with no industry, no worthy natural resources and no native inhabitants. Only a few trees and small amounts of vegetation could be found on both small islands that make up Midway. Being in the middle of the Pacific, how...
  • Prisoners Of War From Wake Island
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    World War II started in 1939 and ended in 1945. It killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and had more consequences than any other war in history. It brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. The development of the atomic bomb during this war opened the nuclear age as well. Military deaths probably totaled about 17 million. It all started when Germany invaded Poland. Eventually there would be two...

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