Okinawa: The Battle and Bomb

Just over 75 years ago—on April 1, 1945—American troops invaded the 70-mile long island of Okinawa in the largest amphibious operation of the Pacific War.

Just over 75 years ago—on April 1, 1945—American troops invaded the 70-mile long island of Okinawa in the largest amphibious operation of the Pacific War. Historian Saul David, author of a new book on the battle. Crucible of Hell, explains the key moments of this last great clash of the Second World War, and one that would have profound consequences for the modern world.