(NSFW) Japanese Soldier Surrenders as Marines Advance with Flamethrowing Tank

Combat footage from the Marine Corps attack on Okinawa Japan in June of 1945 shows a Japanese Soldier surrendering to prevent himself from being burned alive by a flamethrower tank. The Japanese Soldier was likely told by his chain of command that surrendering to the U.S. Marines meant an immediate death, which at the time probably seemed better than being burned to death.


Fortunately for the Japanese Soldier, the messaging about Americans immediately executing POWs was mostly exaggerated non-sense. You can almost see the look of both confusion and relief on the Soldier's face as Corpsman and Marines attend to his injuries before shipping him back to the detainee holding area.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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Combat footage from the Marine Corps attack on Okinawa Japan in June of 1945 shows a Japanese Soldier surrendering to prevent himself from being burned alive by a flamethrower tank. The Japanese Soldier was likely told by his chain of command that surrendering to the U.S. Marines meant an immediate death, which at the time probably seemed better than being burned to death.


Fortunately for the Japanese Soldier, the messaging about Americans immediately executing POWs was mostly exaggerated non-sense. You can almost see the look of both confusion and relief on the Soldier's face as Corpsman and Marines attend to his injuries before shipping him back to the detainee holding area.


About the Author

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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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