Crusade in the Pacific : WW2 Documentary – S1, Ep15 – Battle for the Marianas

Battle for the Marianas

Crusade in the Pacific looks at the Allied campaign in the Mariana Islands. It examines the brutal marine invasion of Saipan and the effort to push back the Japanese counter-attack in the Philippians sea. On Saipan , Allied forces eventually push all the way to Marpi Point point and take the island. Japanese soldiers and civilians frequently choose death over surrender. Later, the Americans successfully invade Tinian and later Guam.

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