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Hacksaw Ridge

A World War II battle site made famous by one man's heroic actions.  

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This World War II battle site was known as Hacksaw Ridge. The area was made famous after the film of the same name followed the life of Corporal Desmond Doss during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Here, Doss single-handedly saved the lives of 70 plus men under heavy enemy fire.

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Hacksaw Ridge is on the grounds of Urasoe Castle, also worth a visit.

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