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Himeyuri Monument4.2

Close to the Memorial Peace Park, this large stone monument is dedicated to female students and teachers who worked in army field hospitals in caves. During the closing days of the Battle of Okinawa, 222 girls and 18 teachers were recruited from two senior high schools, and worked as nurses in the cave located beneath the monument. Most of them did not survive. The adjacent museum shows a life-size georama of the cave and testimonial videos by some survivors to give you a glimpse of the hi...

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You can't believe that these caves were used as hospitals.

You can't believe that these caves were used as hospitals.

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