After the Battle for Saipan: the Internment of Japanese Civilians at Camp Susupe, 1944–1946

  title={After the Battle for Saipan: the Internment of Japanese Civilians at Camp Susupe, 1944–1946},
  author={Beatrice Trefalt},
  journal={Japanese Studies},
  pages={337 - 352}
Although the islands of the Northern Marianas are famous for the ferocity of the battles of June and July 1944 and their subsequent role as crucial military airbases for the defeat of Japan, they are less well known as the site of the first US occupation of a Japanese territory. During the battles and in their wake, the civilian population of Saipan was herded into internment camps, where they were kept until early 1946. This article considers Japanese civilian experiences of life in Saipan… 
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