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Suicide Cliff (Tinian), Tinian

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You'll feel a chilling sense of tragedy as you gaze down from Suicide Cliff (Tinian), where hundreds of Japanese citizens and soldiers ended their lives in 1944. After realizing their country would lose the battle with U.S. forces, many Japanese residents of Tinian--including women and children--jumped off the cliff, their deaths made certain by the rocks and crashing waves below. Work out when and for how long to visit Suicide Cliff (Tinian) and other Tinian attractions using our handy Tinian trip planning app.
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  • At the extreme south-east part of Tinian, the area is home to ocean, cliffs, and shrines to those who died here. A very peaceful setting today. 
    At the extreme south-east part of Tinian, the area is home to ocean, cliffs, and shrines to those who died here. A very peaceful setting today.  more »
  • I visited this stunning location on Tinian as part of a WWII history trip with my wife. This spot was both beautiful and somber. A must see stop for WWII history buffs. 
    I visited this stunning location on Tinian as part of a WWII history trip with my wife. This spot was both beautiful and somber. A must see stop for WWII history buffs.  more »
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  • Felt absolutely surreal to be standing at the foot of Suicide Cliff in Saipan. Thousands of Korean, Japanese and Chamarro civilians and their families lept to their deaths from this very cliff. The Japanese spread propoganda to the civilians, saying that they would be tortured and used as comfort women if they were captured by the "American Devils" As the Americans slowly captured Saipan, the civilians had nowhere else to go. Some hid in caves while hundreds-thousands jumped to their deaths with the fear of being captured.
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