A Guide to the Museum
Guide to Old Battlefields and Other Museums
Progress of the Battle∷
realities of the Battle of Okinawa are described from the Okinawan people's
perspective. The extent of the Battle's
destruction is revealed by three dimensioned maps, films, and a display of
actual wartime objects.
The Japanese army and the U.S.
forces threw all their might into the Battle of Okinawa, unfolding the
bloodiest scenes of battle. By dint of superiority in materiel, the invading
forces indiscriminately bombed the central and southern parts of the island
from the air and the sea. This ∪Typhoon of Steel∩ lasted about three months, claiming the lives of more than
200,000 civilians and soldiers and even changing the landscape of the island.