Permanent Exhibit

Room2
(The Progress of the Battleļ¼‰

The harsh realities of the Battle of Okinawa are described from the Okinawan people's perspective. The extent of the Battle's destruction is revealed by three dimensioned maps, films, and a display of actual wartime objects.

The Japanese army and the U.S. forces threw all their might into the Battle of Okinawa, unfolding the bloodiest scenes of battle. By dint of superiority in materiel, the invading forces indiscriminately bombed the central and southern parts of the island from the air and the sea. This ''Typhoon of Steel'' lasted about three months, claiming the lives of more than 200,000 civilians and soldiers and even changing the landscape of the island.