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The Final Campaign : Marines in the Victory On Okinawa

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Daybreak on 29 May 1945 found the 1st Marine Division beginningits fifth consecutive week of frontal assault as part of the U.S.Tenth Armys grinding offensive against the Japanese defenses centeredon Shun Castle in southern Okinawa. OperationMoreDaybreak on 29 May 1945 found the 1st Marine Division beginningits fifth consecutive week of frontal assault as part of the U.S.Tenth Armys grinding offensive against the Japanese defenses centeredon Shun Castle in southern Okinawa. Operation Iceberg, thecampaign to seize Okinawa, was now two months old — and badly boggeddown. The exhilarating, fast-paced opening of the campaign had beenreplaced by week after week of costly, exhausting, attrition warfareagainst the Shun complex.