Peace Memorial Park

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UploadedJuly 7, 2010
TakenMarch 13, 2010
MakePentax Corporation
ModelPENTAX K10D
Exposure1/800 sec at f/11
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Focal Length130 mm
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Sixty-five Years after the Battle of Okinawa, this is a view of the walls where over 230,000 names of those who died are inscribed in black granite.

Most people, today, don't realize that the total killed on this island was more than the totals of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

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  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    Mike, thanks for sharing this with us, and congratulations on your being published. The maniacal defense of this island was all the justification Truman needed to use (still untested) nuclear weapons. The bombs spared the Allies an invasion of the mainland and probably saved a million American casualties. Quite an impressive shot.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 Sep 2010):

    Wonderful tribute.

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (29 Mar 2011):

    beautiful capture, great colors and composition

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