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Campaign Briefing: Peleliu at National Museum of the Pacific War

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In late 1944 as American forces eyed the route back to the Philippines, a small craggy island, Peleliu lay in the way. On the island, 11,000 Japanese troops were dug into their defenses, ready to fight to the end. At stake on this speck of black rock—the entire American operation to retake the Philippines.  Join us on August 3rd to examine the big questions of the campaign: “why did we invade Peleliu?”, “what happened during the battle?” and “what was the result of the campaign?”. During the presentation, the living history volunteers of Company K will engage in a battle demonstration including simulated explosives, blank-firing guns, and a real M2-2 flamethrower.  Presentations are offered at 11:00 and 2:00. This presentation is not recommended for small children, pets, or those with heart conditions.



 

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