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Video shows U.S. air raids on Japanese mainland

  • August 12, 2017
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Saturday’s “NHK Special” reported on the U.S. air raids on mainland Japan during the Pacific War, saying that gun camera video footage of the air raids were found at the U.S. National Archives. The program said at least 459,564 people were killed in the air raids, in which a total of 20.4 million incendiary bombs and 8.5 million bullets were used. The program said all Japanese citizens, including children, were targeted in the attacks. 

 
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