The Battle of Okinawa led to nearly half of the whole island’s civilian population becoming causalities as a result of indiscriminate US fire, the Japanese military’s mass suicide campaigns, and other atrocities. It is thought that imperial Japanese wartime propaganda had convinced Okinawans that the United States would go on a rampage of rape and murder if they won the battle and encouraged civilian suicide. It was one of the bloodiest of conflicts and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War . The revision of this history and remove mention of the Imperial Japanese military giving hand grenades to Okinawan civilians. Who was right in this about the history textbook?