The battles reminiscent of Tarawa, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa were over.
Not in the form of a “defend to the death" or " Regenbogen order", but in the form of a surrender.
Even the tactical defeat is reminiscent of Leonidas.
Strategically, it may have given them important time to prepare for a counteroffensive.
Too bad it did not lead to a ceasefire.