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Thursday, August 10, 2017

As North Korea puts Guam in its crosshairs, harrowing WWII photos show the brutal battle fought by US Marines to liberate the island after it was invaded by Japan

So this is what a "Guam" is!

UK Daily Mail

  • "Stunning pictures show the American struggle to reclaim island of Guam after it was seized by Japan in 1941

  • "The Americans lost more than 1,700 men during the fierce fighting and the Japanese lost more than 18,000

  • "Guam was settled by seafarers from South East Asia in about 2,000BC but Europeans discovered it in 1521

  • "The Spanish claimed it in 1565 and colonised it in the 17th century but the US captured the island in 1898

  • "Now bustling Guam - threatened by North Korea - home to over 160,000 people with a booming tourist trade"
  • Pictured: A US Marine is given water as he lies on a stretcher with bandages covering his wounds after seeing action during the 1944 Battle of Guam. The island Guam is thought to have first been settled by humans in 2,000BC when people from South East Asia managed to get there in small boats. The original inhabitants are known as the Chamorro. They flourished for nearly three and a half millennia before the island was discovered by Europeans when Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on the island in 1521
    A US Marine is given water as he lies on a stretcher with bandages
    covering his wounds after seeing action during the 1944 Battle of Guam

    "After an eventful history under American rule - and three years under Japanese imperial rule - Guam has evolved into a flourishing economy of more than 160,000 people famous for its beautiful beaches and excellent food.
    "But modern citizens of the island are faced with fresh anxiety over the nuclear threat from North Korea as Stalinist dictator Kim Jong-un makes Guam a target for his nuclear weapons and US President Donald Trump threatens remorseless retaliation. "


     Pictured: Two US soldiers plant an American flag attached to a boat hook on the beach at Guam, just eight minutes after U.S. Marines and Army assault troops landed on the Central Pacific island on July 20, 1944. The Americans lost more than 1,700 men in the fight to reclaim the island and the Japanese lost over 18,000
    Two US soldiers plant an American flag attached to a boat hook on the beach at Guam, just eight minutes after U.S. Marines and Army assault troops landed on the Central Pacific island on July 20, 1944.


    The world is holding its breath amid fears the crisis over North Korea could spiral into global war after Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made unprecedented threats to trade devastating missile strikes

    Guam has much to fear:

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