American > Refugees Page 1

The American military was not prepared to handle the vast number of refugees they encountered during the battle of Saipan. During the 25-day battle and shortly after, America was faced with 26,000 refugees most of whom were non-indigenous civilians. Chamorros and Carolinians numbered only 3,100.

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I have lived in Saipan since 1996 and enjoy learning about the amazing history of this island. This is a collection photographs that I believe to be public domain. If you have rights to a photograph on this website and wish for me to remove it or if you would like to add a photograph to the collection, please let me know. Thank you.