• "Appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved"

    "To appreciate the sweep of events and the timescale involved, the reader is recommended to view the history of the battle as laid out over at Historyanimated"
    US Naval Institute
  • "Bird's Eye View"

    "The site provides a bird's eye view of Japanese and American military units as they hopscotch around the great chessboard of the Pacific."
    WWII Magazine
  • "Read Several Books and never get the same comprehension"

    "You could read several books and never get the same comprehension of the overall battles as with these animations."
    Armchair General Magazine
  • "One of my favorite US History resources"

    "One of my favorite US History resources.....my students absolutely loved the animations complete with their sound effects and marching visuals."
    Free Technology for Teachers


The Battle for Okinawa, March-June, 1945

For the first time, US forces assault the Japanese homeland. The capture of Okinawa will provide the base for the invasion of the main Japanese islands. On the other side, the Japanese will use Iwo Jima as their model for defense. They will dig in and attempt to inflict massive casualties on the invading Americans. The Japanese will inflict huge damage on the American fleet through the use of waves of kamikaze pilots flying from Japan.

The Battle Animation

Recommended books on the Battle for Okinawa -Click on any of them for details


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