This day in 1944, more than 300 amphibious landing craft landed 8,000 Marines on the island of Saipan, begin of a 3 week-long battle. The island was captured in early July, the American military was now only 2,100 km away from the home islands of Japan. #WW2pic.twitter.com/yMCboaw1qm



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This day in 1944, more than 300 amphibious landing craft landed 8,000 Marines on the island of Saipan, begin of a 3 week-long battle. The island was captured in early July, the American military was now only 2,100 km away from the home islands of Japan. #WW2pic.twitter.com/yMCboaw1qm

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