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WRIGHT, DERRICK, - PACIFIC VICTORY - Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-1945.

Title: PACIFIC VICTORY - Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-1945.
Description: The History Press, Stroud, 2010, paperback, xii, 244pp, coloured photo pictorial frontis, maps, coloured and half tone ills. in text, large format (9.5 x 6.5 inches approx.), pictorial upper wrapper, an heavily illustrated account with maps of the pivotal battles against the Japanese in the Pacific, the 'island-hopping' campaign which was a crucial factor in the eventual defeat of Japan, from November 1943 when Tarawa tested the assault troops to the limit in a 76-hour battle, September 1944 and Peleliu, the 'unknown battle', where poor planning, dubious leadership and a major change in Japanese defensive strategy turned an expected three-day engagement into one of the most savage battles of the war; and in February 1945 the titantic struggle of Iwo Jima and later Okinawa, a foretaste of what could be expected in the proposed assault on the Japanese mainland, all characterised by savage fighting and heavy casualties on both sides as the Japanese garrisons often fought to the death, lightly bumped at tail of spine, near fine,

Keywords: war ww2 far east pacific tarawa peleliu okinawa japan usa

Price: GBP 14.50 = appr. US$ 20.71 Seller: A Book for all Reasons
- Book number: 41626

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