Tuesday, January 9, 2018
From America to Tokyo World War II Museum
The path to Tokyo exhibit is on the second floor of the Campaigns of Courage Building on the campus of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans Louisiana.
Although I have seen many documentaries on WWII and read many books, the exhibit helps understand the gargantuan task of the American military to create a force large enough and strong enough to cover the vast Pacific Ocean and hop from one island to another to defeat the Empire of Japan.
A massive wall map offers perspective.
Island warfare included many natural enemies as the troops battled heat and disease in difficult terrain against an enemy willing to fight to the last person rather than surrender.
As with other exhibits, story boards and videos are set in a battlefield context.
After years of close combat and millions of lost lives, we reach the final scene. The log book from the Enola Gay and photos remind us again of the horror of the nuclear age.
The war finally ends 2 September 1945.
NATIONAL WW II MUSEUM
WW II MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON DC
HOLOCAUST MUSEUM DC
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