World War II 70th Anniversary Mint Sheet
This mint sheet from the Marshall Islands commemorates ten important events from World War II in 1945.
U.S. Marines Storm Ashore
One of the fiercest battles took place on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima. When it was over, the Allies had a valuable base.
MacArthur Back in Luzon!
On March 3, the city of Manila was recaptured by Allied forces after heavy casualties.
Marines Land on Okinawa
It took Americans three months to establish complete control over the island.
U.S. and Russian Soldiers Link Up
Soviet forces surround Berlin and linked up with Americans on the Elbe River.
Allied Forces Liberate Concentration Camps
Allies began liberating Germany’s death camps in early 1945.
The War in Europe is Ended!
The surrender of German forces in northwestern Europe was signed on May 4, 1945.
War Uproots Millions
After 6 years of war, some 50 million Europeans had been uprooted and left wandering the ravaged countryside.
First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan
Equivalent to 20,000 tons. Led to Japan surrendering to Allied forces.
On September 2, Japan signed the formal document of surrender.
The War is Ended!
U.S. troops return home.
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