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The Blackened Canteen

Jerry Yellin

"On June 20, 1945, just before the end of the war, 123 American bombers took off from the island of Guam for an attack on Shizuoka, a Japanese city at the foot of Mount Fuji. The raid destroyed two-thirds of the city, taking the lives of two thousand of its citizens. Twenty-three American airmen also died when two of their planes collided in mid-air. That these twenty-three men were enemy soldiers mattered little to one Japanese person who buried their remains next to the graves of the Shizuoka citizens killed in the attack and erected a memorial for them there. Many years later, in 1971, another Shizuoka citizen learned of this. He began holding his own ceremony beside the memorial, praying for the souls of the twenty-three Americans each year on the Saturday closest to June 20. Though the two countries were once at war, the selfless action of one Shizuoka citizen over sixty years ago has built a bridge between the two countries, inspiring a campaign for peace among Japanese and American citizens, and strengthening ties between the two countries.

"On June 20, 1945, just before the end of the war, 123 American bombers took off from the island of Guam for an attack on Shizuoka, a Japanese city at the foot of Mount Fuji. The raid destroyed two-thirds of the city, taking the lives of two thousand of its citizens. Twenty-three American airmen also died when two of their planes collided in mid-air. That these twenty-three men were enemy soldiers mattered little to one Japanese person who buried their remains next to the graves of the Shizuoka citizens killed in the attack and erected a memorial for them there. Many years later, in 1971, another Shizuoka citizen learned of this. He began holding his own ceremony beside the memorial, praying for the souls of the twenty-three Americans each year on the Saturday closest to June 20. Though the two countries were once at war, the selfless action of one Shizuoka citizen over sixty years ago has built a bridge between the two countries, inspiring a campaign for peace among Japanese and American citizens, and strengthening ties between the two countries.
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"On June 20, 1945, just before the end of the war, 123 American bombers took off from the island of Guam for an attack on Shizuoka, a Japanese city at the foot of Mount Fuji. The raid destroyed two-thirds of the city, taking the lives of two thousand of its citizens. Twenty-three American airmen also died when two of their planes collided in mid-air. That these twenty-three men were enemy soldiers mattered little to one Japanese person who buried their remains next to the graves of the Shizuoka citizens killed in the attack and erected a memorial for them there. Many years later, in 1971, another Shizuoka citizen learned of this. He began holding his own ceremony beside the memorial, praying for the souls of the twenty-three Americans each year on the Saturday closest to June 20. Though the two countries were once at war, the selfless action of one Shizuoka citizen over sixty years ago has built a bridge between the two countries, inspiring a campaign for peace among Japanese and American citizens, and strengthening ties between the two countries.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Hough

Length:

12h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

47:36


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

11:12


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

09:46


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

05:50


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

03:56


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

07:46


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

11:35


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

12:51


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

11:01


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:28


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

07:12


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

17:27


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

08:06


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

13:08


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

15:57


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

10:38


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

16:13


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

08:59


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

09:19


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

04:21


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

05:19


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

10:28


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

06:01


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

05:52


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

04:30


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

25:00


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

06:27


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

07:51


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

09:43


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

03:33


Part 1, Chapter 30
Part 1, Chapter 30

04:42


Part 1, Chapter 31
Part 1, Chapter 31

12:10


Part 1, Chapter 32
Part 1, Chapter 32

12:32


Part 1, Chapter 33
Part 1, Chapter 33

02:21


Part 1, Chapter 34
Part 1, Chapter 34

10:06


Part 1, Chapter 35
Part 1, Chapter 35

08:01


Part 1, Chapter 36
Part 1, Chapter 36

06:14


Part 1, Chapter 37
Part 1, Chapter 37

05:58


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

13:54


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

07:31


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

03:33


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

08:39


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

06:12


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

05:15


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

04:19


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

11:12


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

07:04


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

03:44


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

07:34


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

07:38


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

11:02


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

17:07


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

12:36


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

07:19


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

07:16


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

02:55


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

06:50


Part 2, Chapter 58
Part 2, Chapter 58

14:42


Part 2, Chapter 59
Part 2, Chapter 59

04:48


Part 2, Chapter 60
Part 2, Chapter 60

12:35


Part 2, Chapter 61
Part 2, Chapter 61

04:44


Part 2, Chapter 62
Part 2, Chapter 62

04:07


Part 2, Chapter 63
Part 2, Chapter 63

05:37


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

06:50


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

05:44


Part 3, Chapter 66
Part 3, Chapter 66

10:28


Part 3, Chapter 67
Part 3, Chapter 67

04:35


Part 3, Chapter 68
Part 3, Chapter 68

05:43


Part 3, Chapter 69
Part 3, Chapter 69

05:34


Part 3, Chapter 70
Part 3, Chapter 70

10:40


Part 3, Chapter 71
Part 3, Chapter 71

04:01


Part 3, Chapter 72
Part 3, Chapter 72

07:04


Part 3, Chapter 73
Part 3, Chapter 73

07:42


Part 3, Chapter 74
Part 3, Chapter 74

04:19


Part 3, Chapter 75
Part 3, Chapter 75

10:12


Part 3, Chapter 76
Part 3, Chapter 76

07:15


Part 3, Chapter 77
Part 3, Chapter 77

07:13


Part 3, Chapter 78
Part 3, Chapter 78

05:43


Part 3, Chapter 79
Part 3, Chapter 79

06:00


Part 3, Chapter 80
Part 3, Chapter 80

10:45


Part 3, Chapter 81
Part 3, Chapter 81

04:18


Part 3, Chapter 82
Part 3, Chapter 82

25:54