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Tokashiki, Okinawa mass suicide...



Item # 640596

April 2, 1945

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, April 2, 1945

* Battle of Okinawa, Japan begins
* Tokashiki mass suicide


The front page has a nice banner headline: "YANKS ADVANCE ON RYUKYUS" with subheads and related map. (see) First report coverage on the beginning of the Battle of Okinawa.
Of particular interest is a one column heading also on the front page that reads: "Japs Stage Wholesale Hara-Kiri" with caption: "Afraid of Yanks" (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 18 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, generally good.

Category: World War II

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