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Mass suicides on Saipan and Tinian, 1944 : an examination of the civilian deaths in historical context

Author: Alexander Astroth
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the Americans invaded the Japanese-controlled islands of Saipan and Tinian in 1944, civilians and combatants committed mass suicide to avoid being captured. This book draws on United States National Archives documents and photographs, as well as veteran and survivor testimonies, to provide readers with a better understanding of what happened on the two islands and why"--
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Astroth, Alexander, 1992-
Mass suicides on Saipan and Tinian, 1944.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
(DLC) 2019004703
(OCoLC)1049791315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Astroth
ISBN: 9781476635163 1476635161
OCLC Number: 1091029300
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 222 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Part 1. Before 1944 --
Prehistory and European colonization --
Japanese takeover of Saipan and Tinian --
Cultures and societies of Saipan and Tinian --
The Asia-Pacific war and islands' militarization --
Part 2. 1944 --
Saipan and Tinian invasions --
Mass civilian suicides --
Causes of the mass civilian suicides --
Non-suicide deaths and atrocities --
Civilian internment camps --
Number of civilian deaths and suicides --
Conclusion: aftermath.
Responsibility: Alexander Astroth.

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"When the Americans invaded the Japanese-controlled islands of Saipan and Tinian in 1944, civilians and combatants committed mass suicide to avoid being captured. This book draws on United States National Archives documents and photographs, as well as veteran and survivor testimonies, to provide readers with a better understanding of what happened on the two islands and why"--

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