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X-Day: The Invasion Of Japan

X-Day: The Invasion Of Japan

By the spring of 1942 Japanese militarism was in control of the western Pacific, the Philippines and large parts of Indochina. America and here allies knew that final victory over Japan could only be achieved by unconditional surrender and that would involve occupation of the Japanese homeland. This documentary tells the story Operation Downfall, the plans to invade and occupy Japan that would dwarf the successful D Day landings in Europe. This was to be X Day - November 1st 1945 - when General MacArthur would lead an invasion force of hundreds of thousands of American soldiers onto the beaches of Kyushu, the southern most of the Japanese islands.

X-Day: The Invasion Of Japan
This documentary tells the story of Operation Downfall, the plans to invade and occupy Japan that would dwarf the successful D-Day landings in Europe. This was to be X-Day, November 1st 1945.