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The Resource Pacific Victory : : Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-45, Derrick Wright, (ebook)

Pacific Victory : : Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-45, Derrick Wright, (ebook)

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Pacific Victory : : Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-45
Title
Pacific Victory :
Title remainder
Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-45
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Derrick Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
A look at how the "island-hopping" campaign in the Pacific was a crucial factor in the eventual defeat of Japan in 1945 Employing archive color and black-and-white photographs, maps, and first-hand accounts, this history relates the pivotal battles that were part of the American "island-hopping campaign" to the wider struggle against the Japanese in the Pacific. In November 1943, Tarawa tested the doctrine of seaborne assault to the limit in a 76-hour battle. Peleliu in September 1944 was the "unknown battle," where a combination of poor planning, dubious leadership, and a major change in Japanese defensive strategy turned what was expected to be a three-day engagement into one of the most savage battles of the war. Iwo Jima in February 1945 was a titanic struggle that eclipsed all these battles, as three Marine divisions fought in appalling conditions against an enemy for whom surrender was not an option. Okinawa was a foretaste of what could be expected in the proposed assault on the Japanese mainland. These battles were all characterized by savage fighting and heavy casualties on both sides. Japanese garrisons often fought to the death and kamikaze air attacks posed grave threats to the supporting U.S. forces
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1928-
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Wright, Derrick
Dewey number
940.5426
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1921-2007
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  • Simmons, Edwin H.
  • Freading, Inc
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  • United States
  • Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945
  • Tarawa, Battle of, Kiribati, 1943
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adult
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Pacific Victory : : Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-45, Derrick Wright, (ebook)
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text
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1 online resource (256 pages)
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one file format
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online
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9780752495408
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rdamedia
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MWT9780752495408
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Label
Pacific Victory : : Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-45, Derrick Wright, (ebook)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752495408
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT9780752495408
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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