Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mt. Tapochao

One thing we haven't talked about much in our blog is the war history on this Island. The Battle of Saipan was a very important point in WWII history. We'll try to touch on a few of the sites of the battle in the next few blogs. This entry is about Mt. Tapochau....I've seen Mt. Tapochao spelled three different ways now: Tapochau, Tapotchau and Tapochao. I believe the Marines took the East and West coasts first and then worked their way North through the island having to get past Mt. Tapochau before ending at Suicide and Banzai Cliff. Here are some shots from the top of Mt. Tapochau, including the signs describing the battle.

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