The Mariana Islands are located 1,500 miles from Japan in the Central Pacific. In 1944 this proximity made them strategically important to the U.S. war effort. The U.S. Army Air Forces wanted to use the islands as launching pads for B-29 bomber attacks on Japanese targets. The islands were also crucial for the Japanese, who had 30,000 troops stationed on the island of Saipan to stop the American advance.
In the summer of 1940, 10,000 children were sent from wartime Britain to the United States.
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The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
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Ten years after American troops arrived in South Vietnam, communists seized Saigon in an attack that brought the war to a startling conclusion.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.