Battle of Okinawa | Animated History

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Alexander, Joseph H. "The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa." History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. Last modified 1996.
Appleman, Roy, James M. Burns, Russell A. Gugeler, and John Stevens. "Okinawa: The Last Battle." U.S. Army in World War II. Last modified 1948.
Budge, Kent G. "Okinawa." The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia. Accessed July 22, 2019.
Huber, Thomas M. "Japan's Battle of Okinawa, April-June 1945." U.S. Army Combined Arms Center. Last modified 1990.
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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair HistorianYıl önce

      dotdotdotdotdotdotGün önce
    • Can you do a battle of peleliu?

      Nathan H.Nathan H.27 gün önce
    • subtitles couldn't be more failed. fix pls.

      DichtsauDichtsau2 aylar önce
    • 八紘一宇といふ事は、世界が一家族の如く睦み合ふことである。 これは國際秩序の根本原則を御示しになつたものであらうか。現在までの國際秩序は弱肉強食である。強い國が弱い國を搾取するのである。所が、一宇即ち一家の秩序は一番強い家長が弱い家族を搾取するのではない。一案強い者が弱い者のために働いてやる制度が家だ。世界中で一番強い國が弱い國、弱い民族達のために働いてやる制度が出来た時、初めて世界は平和になる。日本は一番強くなつて、そして天地の萬物を生じた心に合一し、弱い民族達のために働いてやらねばならぬぞと仰せられたのであらう。何といふ雄渾なことであらう。日本の國民は振ひ起たねばならぬではないか。強國はびこつて弱い民族をしいたげている。  大東亞共同宣言 抑〻世界各國ガ各其ノ所ヲ得相倚リ相扶ケテ萬邦共榮ノ樂ヲ偕ニスルハ世界平和確立ノ根本要義ナリ 然ルニ米英ハ自國ノ繁榮ノ爲ニハ他國家他民族ヲ抑壓シ特ニ大東亞ニ對シテハ飽クナキ侵略搾取ヲ行ヒ大東亞隷屬化ノ野望ヲ逞シウシ遂ニハ大東亞ノ安定ヲ根柢ヨリ覆サントセリ大東亞戰爭ノ原因ココニ存ス 大東亞各國ハ相提携シテ大東亞戰爭ヲ完遂シ大東亞ヲ米英ノ桎梏ヨリ解放シテ其ノ自存自衞ヲ全ウシ左ノ綱領ニ基キ大東亞ヲ建設シ以テ世界平和ノ確立ニ寄與センコトヲ期ス 一、大東亞各國ハ協同シテ大東亞ノ安定ヲ確保シ道義ニ基ク共存共榮ノ秩序ヲ建設ス 一、大東亞各國ハ相互ニ自主獨立ヲ尊重シ互助敦睦ノ實ヲ擧ゲ大東亞ノ親和ヲ確立ス 一、大東亞各國ハ相互ニ其ノ傳統ヲ尊重シ各民族ノ創造性ヲ伸暢シ大東亞ノ文化ヲ昂揚ス 一、大東亞各國ハ互惠ノ下緊密ニ提携シ其ノ經濟發展ヲ圖リ大東亞ノ繁榮ヲ增進ス 一、大東亞各國ハ萬邦トノ交誼ヲ篤ウシ人種的差別ヲ撤廢シ普ク文化ヲ交流シ進ンデ資源ヲ開放シ以テ世界ノ進運ニ貢獻ス

      ヤマトウズメヤマトウズメ6 aylar önce
    • Plz do battle of kohima..ww2

      Ayhunlo KeppenAyhunlo Keppen6 aylar önce
  • That was Waw m1 spund effect

    TuckerTuckerGün önce
  • Japan: We may not have more men but we do have TUNNELS!

    Master OogwayMaster Oogway6 gün önce
  • Yamoto?😐

    Just an Average CommentorJust an Average Commentor7 gün önce
  • America never fought alone in the Pacific!! Lots of countries fought side by side with America in the Pacific, so maybe if you want to tell war history talk in facts instead of leaving out all the other countries.. Makes you look uneducated mate

    Aaron KellyAaron Kelly8 gün önce
  • I love that you had Admiral Spruance emerge from the sea like the water-type legendary pokemon he was.

    Tim NostroTim Nostro9 gün önce
  • U look a little bit like Desmond Doss

    PlizzyPlizzy10 gün önce
  • The rising sun is now the rising moon XD

    glitch_gxmer BGglitch_gxmer BG15 gün önce
  • "Yamoto".... :|

    Ku DastardlyKu Dastardly15 gün önce
  • Man, taking the mainland would have been easy! *Sweats in Coronet*

    ApocoloApocolo18 gün önce
  • I recently met a man named Hudson who was 94. I told him my great grandfather who was 104 just passed away. He replied my brother would of been 104 this year but he did by my side in Okinawa.

    Commander FaieCommander Faie19 gün önce
  • americans be like april fools

    Lianbin GuoLianbin Guo23 gün önce
  • Wow, you have more subs then all the soldiers combined in Okinawa

    Nathan H.Nathan H.29 gün önce
  • Good video but its the yamato not the yamoto😅

    Ryan FooRyan FooAylar önce
  • Thank you Mr. Armchair Historian. My father fought in that Battle and his ship was hit -- the USS Ben Franklin. If you would approve I can attach a link to that story that he told me--regards, Howard Dunn-Barr, Houston, Tx TRvision.Com link

    H D DunbarH D DunbarAylar önce
  • I love the cod world at war m1 grand sound effects.

    CrixbricksCrixbricksAylar önce
  • Japanese almost used Viet Cong like tactics. Almost. They should've used more guerrilla tactics and probably would've beaten or forced the US into peace.

    92Rafay92RafayAylar önce
  • Horrible video and animations.

    Mark RogersMark RogersAylar önce
  • The liberation of Europe D Day and invasion of Germany involved several Allied troops the UK, US< Canadians, French, Poles, Australians etc. But not the invasion of Japan only US was involved no Australians, No UK, no China, no Korea, no UK.

    dantankundantankunAylar önce
  • Dislike, no armchair in sight

    Black TmarTnBlack TmarTnAylar önce
  • 5:17 feels bad

    SmilesNFunSmilesNFunAylar önce
  • 5:20 The yamato and 8 other smaller warships ... you have any idea how little that narrows it down?

    pugs boipugs boiAylar önce
  • 22520 us and 94000 japanese soldiers killed and 5000 us sailors killed

    Ludwig GustafssonLudwig GustafssonAylar önce
  • There's desmond doss

    Douglas CastilloDouglas CastilloAylar önce
  • land of the rising sun? more like met the power of the sun

    Nickolas NeumannNickolas NeumannAylar önce
  • In Okinawa chillin on my hotel bed watching this

    Dom WingsDom WingsAylar önce
  • For the EMPEROR!! Banzai!

    James LopezJames LopezAylar önce
  • Stop showing ur stupid face in videos man

    Pugger21Pugger21Aylar önce
    • no

      _Dat_Edgy_Boi_ 1123_Dat_Edgy_Boi_ 1123Aylar önce
  • Having to invade the mainland would have been madness.

  • Man you gotta learn how to pronounce things lmao. Japanese is the easiest language to pronounce correctly

    Travis ETravis EAylar önce
  • 1:33 “wow”

    mr. roblox catmr. roblox catAylar önce
  • A pity a greater explanation of "reverse slope" was not provided, since it was a key factor in the Japanese defense.

    Dave CozDave CozAylar önce
  • Americans: *walks into open ground* The Japanese: “so anyways I started blasting”

    Forge SparkerForge SparkerAylar önce
  • I can’t help to wonder if the US soldiers & Japanese civilians (whilst living there) truly understand or take in all of the bloodshed/sacrifice that was given on that small island.

    JPJPAylar önce
  • I love how Admiral Spruance popped out of the sea lol

    Pashtun KutcherPashtun KutcherAylar önce
  • Great work! Only complaint is your pronunciation of Yamato. Ya-Mah-Toe instead of Yo-Moe-Toe

    Nicholas WongNicholas WongAylar önce
  • 10102001010 planes vs yamato just mosquitoes fighting human

    thundered sunthundered sunAylar önce
  • Sounds like the best Japanese asset was Buckner.

    B ManB ManAylar önce
  • Your pronunciation of the Japanese words is so bad, I had to stop watching.

    twallingtwallingAylar önce
    • Bruh momento

      _Dat_Edgy_Boi_ 1123_Dat_Edgy_Boi_ 1123Aylar önce
  • Okinawa was primarily an American Halsey insistence. But don't forget....Britain's royal navy had over 200 naval vessels in the area many of which took part in this battle....including 5 carriers 4 battleships....supporting frigates cruisers and destroyers and over 750 aircraft including the naval version of the spitfire. American carriers had wooden decks and prone to bomb or crash damage... British carriers had armoured decks Bombs or kamikaze just bounced off.

    caractacus brittaniacaractacus brittaniaAylar önce
  • Never not have your firearm in any of your shots.

    stenobrostenobroAylar önce
  • POV you live in Okinawa

    zach Brannanzach BrannanAylar önce
  • Oh no no

    Alexandra PhillipsAlexandra Phillips2 aylar önce
  • I used to live on the American Air Force Base on Okinawa

    Jack BoggyJack Boggy2 aylar önce
  • Tho the Japanese took more casualties then the Americans a lot more

    Knights CrusadeKnights Crusade2 aylar önce
  • “Yamato” not “Yamoto”

    MakaveliMakaveli2 aylar önce
  • Okinawa: I am owned by Germany & japan US : not anymore also US : *gives Okinawa back to japan*

    ThincungThincung2 aylar önce
  • LOL history noobs. The invasion of Manchuria was Japans last stand, where most of their military production facilities were located and 1/2 of all Japanese troops were deployed there. And the Soviets crushed them in two weeks.

    diehardsmokerbuddydiehardsmokerbuddy2 aylar önce
  • You’re pronunciation of IJN Yamato is incorrect... The Japanese pronunciation is “Ya-MA-to” and not “Ya-MO-to” Apologies for the nitpicking, I’m just a naval history guy so I couldn’t keep my mouth shut. Great video otherwise, excellent animations as usual too.

    Jake JohnsonJake Johnson2 aylar önce
  • Mans need to stop showing his face because it gets cringey af

    WildKadenWildKaden2 aylar önce
  • Death to the empire of Japan

    Gaming Center DownloaderGaming Center Downloader2 aylar önce
  • 900k! Good job!

    Jeremy FJeremy F2 aylar önce
  • Nice channel as a history lover i like watching this channel

    Sharky gaming and other stuffSharky gaming and other stuff2 aylar önce
  • My grandfather served in Japanese Imperial Army, where he was saved by a fellow Japanese soldier who was killed in one of the last Japanese defenses of the battle. He only survived because he became a POW, only returning to the Japanese mainland to a new American-occuupied Japan, where he settled down and married his girlfriend (my grandmother) who waited for him for more than 7 years. He died back in 2018 shortly after finding his attack squads flag. I am in no way condemning the war crimes on the Axis-Japanese part, I am simply stating that there are heroes on both sides. I am proud to see where Japan stands today and I'm sure my grandfather was too. Even though, like most Japanese he was bitter for a few years. I still have his Katana and Sqauds flag.

    Justin Y. Strikes AgainJustin Y. Strikes Again2 aylar önce
  • Battleship "Yamoto"? Does he mean the Yamato?

    Cam RobertsonCam Robertson2 aylar önce

    Rafael SokharatRafael Sokharat2 aylar önce
  • Three of my family members were drafted, since they were Okinawan, into the Imperial Japanese Army and fought in this battle. Sadly Okinawans were treated as second class citizens in the Empire of Japan, but many still died and lost their homes in this battle.

    yakota18yakota182 aylar önce
  • War Correspondent Ernie Pyle was another famous victim of the Okinawa campaign.

    Hannah MiyamotoHannah Miyamoto2 aylar önce
  • The Japanese rainy season is no joke. Frequent rain, and it makes campaigning almost impossible.

    Hannah MiyamotoHannah Miyamoto2 aylar önce
  • My grandpa fought in this war. Never met him.

    D SD S2 aylar önce
  • My Dad was aboard the USS Bunker Hill. He and two other men were locked in a small cubby off the boiler room. The ship burned for three days. He once said , the hardest thing he had to do in this life, was report to the flight deck and stand for role call. When he stood at attention in his spot, he looked around to see one hundred and fifty men, where just 3 days before stood 1,200 of his once dear friends.

    Mr.D donMr.D don2 aylar önce
  • Japan should were divided like Germany. NOT innocent korea. Hate Never apologize Japanese government. Japanese new generation have been educated they are victim of automatic bomb. Now trying to armed again with many fake reason.

    Chris loveChris love2 aylar önce
  • 1:10 yeah i wonder how many American soldiers will die when they invades main land Japan

    Coolgamerguest_YTCoolgamerguest_YT2 aylar önce
  • Ah, yes. The famous Japanese Battleship, Yamoto. Just as well known as it's sister ships, "Mushy Potato" and "Shy Nanny". :P

    ALEXANDER1318ALEXANDER13182 aylar önce
  • What was the difference from the rising sun and the Japanese flag

    bryan Fortbryan Fort2 aylar önce
  • I have to admit that I learned about the Battle of Okinawa and the heroic and highly decorated 442nd battalion from watching 'The Karate Kid' and 'The Karate Kid II'. NEVER learned any of this in my HS History classes. We did, however, spend two WEEKS learning about Andrew Jackson, and then, later, two DAYS on WWII and the Holocaust. I guess 'HOUSE, M.D.' got it right when the curmudgeon said, "Less reading, more TV."

    Kate MaloneyKate Maloney2 aylar önce
  • hoi4 allies theme in the video?

    Captain StalingradCaptain Stalingrad2 aylar önce
  • Why didn't the US just take the key parts of the island then just sit and wait. They could have taken the time taking the final southern part of the island. Would have saved many casualties.

    wanderer10kwanderer10k2 aylar önce
  • We should have left Japan keep Korea and Vietnam and parts of china...maybe they would mostly be friendly and westernized as well.

    kenneth troutmankenneth troutman2 aylar önce
    • @kenneth troutman We should have for what? Why would the US allow japan to keep any territory after having fought a victorious total war with them for nearly 4 years?. At a stretch, they possibly could have remained within Korea for slightly longer (but even that would untenable, expecting koreans to put up with that would be like expecting Ireland to not revolt against British rule after ww1). America itself made a terrible decision when it handed vietnam back to the french. The french fucked up everything, USA was this close to possessing a major and fairly influential ally within the Southeast Asian region. And in china, the nationalist regime was simply too incompetent to defend itself unless US boots on the ground were involved

      CKS1949CKS1949Aylar önce
    • @CKS1949 20/20. Though I can understand not trusting japan at time but damn we should have.

      kenneth troutmankenneth troutmanAylar önce
    • Hilariously stupid and terrible decision. Vietnam could have been a major ally if we had not made the horrible decision if giving it back to the french and instead made it independent and propped up ho chi minh, who was originally pro-US. In china, we failed to provide the nationalists adequate support and what support we did have was just embezzled. And in Korea, the soviets took the northern half. No stopping them unless you want to enter another total war right after you finished your last one

      CKS1949CKS1949Aylar önce
  • Thank you for mentioning Desmond Doss

    Aiden MohrmannAiden Mohrmann2 aylar önce
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