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The End of WWII in the Pacific
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From 12:00 GMT on the 4th of September to 07:00 GMT on the 7th of September, 2015

'[Air Domination] Iwo Jima' will be available in AB
'[Operation] Iwo Jima' will be available in RB / SB

You can join the event through the 'Events & Tournaments' tab in the main menu.


Dear Players!

Earlier this week, we published a news article commemorating the end of World War 2, as the 2nd of September marked the day on which representatives of the Japanese, whilst aboard the USS Missouri, signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, completely and officially ending the war. In tribute of this, events based on the Battle of Iwo Jima will be available for players to partake in over the weekend.

The battle of Iwo Jima is remembered as one of World War Two’s major battles that took place in the closing stages of the war. Between the 19th of February and the 26th of March 1945, U.S. Marines landed on, and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima. Designated ‘Operation Detachment’ by the Americans, the aim was to capture the entire island, including the three Japanese controlled airfields, which would provide a beneficial staging area for future attacks against the Japanese mainland. This five-week period is considered to have been host to some of the bloodiest and fiercest engagements in the course of the War in the Pacific.


Also view: The End of WW2


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