"Americans Cut Okinawa in Two"

April 5, 1945Newspaper

The Manila Free Philippines, the English-language newspaper of the American occupied Philippines, announces the invasion of U.S. forces on Okinawa. Publications like this were the main source of information for civilians in the Pacific. As much of this media was created by the Allied forces, the content often leaned towards the benefit of the U.S. forces and highlighted the American advance on the island.

Frank R. Slivon Collection

Front page of the Manila Free Philippines newspaper.