It was one of the last places prior to invading the main islands of Japan. They Japanese defense was strong and took a lot of effort and men to overcome it. If the US had to invade the main islands, there would have been tens of thousands of casualties. ========= The battle for Okinawa was different from other battles with Japan in that there was a significant civilian population on Okinawa. There were reports of many civilians committing suicide in the midst of the battle. American forces 'believed Okinawa was a foretaste of an invasion of Japan' due to the prescence of civilian populations and didn't want to percipitate civilian suicides. Atomic bombs unfortunateky had the same effect but at least the war was bought to a much faster end and overall much fewer deaths on both sides. Estimates are that many hundreds of thousands of lives were saved by bringing the war to a faster end.
the allies captured Okinawa in June of 1945
The allies wanted the Germans to believe the invasion was to take place across the shortest channel crossing to Calais, France.
The battle for Okinawa .
These two battles in the Pacific brought the Allies that much closer to the island-nation of Japan . Iwo Jima and Okinawa both had airfields enabling the Allies to easily bomb Japan .
Germany instigated World War 2 through the invasion of Poland. The Allies' reaction to the invasion was to declare war.
The result to the invasion was that it successfully gave the Allies a foothold on Nazi occupied France. The Germans were forced to retreat in a matter of hours. However the cost of Allied lives was high at around 2,500. It was not nearly as many as the losses in the Pacific. Taking the islands such as Okinawa, over 12,000 Americans were killed. The Death Day invasion accomplished its task of starting the Allies push against the Nazi superpower and not long after the Allies were able to regain control of much of the land the Nazis had taken and later overall helped end the war.
Yes, the invasion of Normandy was a good idea because the Allies needed to invade Europe to aid there French allies.
The Allies crossed the English Channel to carry out the D-Day invasion
The invasion of Normandy, or D-Day, allowed the allies to get control of the coast of France. This allowed Allies to get a direct path to Germany, and potentially eliminate the dictator, Adolf Hitler.
The effects of the d-day invasion gave the allies the upper hand over the Axis and the allies recaptured France.
Be more specific. The German invasion of their neighbors or the Allies invasion of Germany.
the Allies had a double agent that the Germans thought was loyal to hitler. the double agent cause the German to believe the invasion was to be mounted at the Pata Calsis region in France. But the actual invasion was at Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944
becuase they had to?
no, but they supplied false info about the date of the invasion
The Allies began their invasion of mainland Europe at Normandy.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused Japan to surrender just weeks after the end of the fighting at Okinawa.
The invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet and its allies in the Warsaw Pact was in August 20, 1968,