The PJ Tatler

'Bombs Over Tokyo,' and How They Got There

Pursuant to my essay of the other day, this documentary about the crucial role the United States Marine Corps played in bringing Imperial Japan into bombing range via the Marines’ fierce island-hopping Pacific campaign. With each island they took, the Marines brought the Army Air Forces‘ bombers ever closer to the Japanese home islands, and in so doing brought the war ever closer to its end. Take a look: