7 edition of War in the Pacific found in the catalog.
December 17, 1996 by Presidio Press .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||560|
Reed's vivid memories of these events tell a tale that needs to be remembered [ read full review War in the Pacific book The Quiet Admiral, A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. An often harrowing account of the suffering inflicted on British Prisoners of War who were forced to build the Burma Railway for the Japanese. This series sought to look beyond the combat and it paints a full, vivid picture of the war and the people that fought it through focused, individual stories. Interesting history of an unfamiliar aspect of the Burma campaign, looking at the massive effort that went into making the tank an effective weapon in some of the most difficult terrain in the world. Includes some interesting material on how the army in particular reacted to the changing war situation, but is mainly intended as a reference work [ read full review ] Burma Road - Stilwell's assault on Myitkyina, Jon Diamond. The book then chronicles all significant actions - from the early Allied defeats in the Philippines, the East Indies, and New Guinea; through the gradual improvement of the Allied position in the Central and Southwest Pacific regions; to the final agonies of the Japanese people, whose leaders refused to admit defeat until the very end.
Eight documentaries looking at different battles of the Pacific War, from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa, with a bonus disc containing a biography of Eugene B. Spruance, Thomas B. Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia had dual language available. Cmdr Ralph Burton Goodwin. A study of an opposed landing on a Pacific island where the American worked nearly perfectly, Japanese opposition ended comparatively quickly and with a lower cost than on most of the island invasions.
Buell nicely contrasts Spruance with Halsey, his co-commander of the combined third and fifth fleets fromas well as looking at his handling of Midway, the battle that made his name. The first volume of the series, Pacific Crucible, begins with Pearl Harbor and delves into the various factors that led up to the attack. Heinrichs and Gallicchio deliver a gripping and provocative narrative that challenges the decision-making of US leaders and explains the consequences of prioritising the European front. McMillan, George. Two sections divide Implacable Foes. Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 2.
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The first volume of the series, Pacific Crucible, begins with Pearl Harbor and delves into the various factors that led up to the attack. Toll does an incredible job of diving into the various personalities of the principal leaders in the War in the Pacific book.
About the Author J. Sledge replied: Lady, there was a killing war. But some of us had to do the killing—and most of my buddies got killed or wounded. Compelling story of a War in the Pacific book successful escape from Japanese captivity, followed by a journey across war-torn China.
The memoirs of a British war correspondent who covered the disastrous campaigns in Malaya, Singapore and Java, before escaping to Australia from where he reported on the Allied fight-back on New Guinea.
Basilone's widow, Lena, visits his parents and gives them his Medal of Honor. Participants[ edit ] Political map of the Asia-Pacific region, The Axis aligned states which assisted Japan included the authoritarian government of Thailandwhich formed a cautious alliance with the Japanese inwhen Japanese forces issued the government with an ultimatum following the Japanese invasion of Thailand.
The invasion never needed to be carried out, but the plans had reached a very advanced stage by the time the two Atomic bombs ended the war. Looks at four city battles - Aachen inManila inSeoul in and Hue in to see how the US military coped - what plans it had in place for urban warfare, how effective they were, and how things changed over time.
Well supported by some excellent maps, and with a clear, well written text. A grim account of the ordeals suffered by female prisoners of the Japanese during the Second World War, starting with a series of atrocities that took place during the initial conquests, and continuing throughout the war in the huge network on internment camps established across the new Japanese empire.
Close, constant study of nature prevented him from going mad; however, the war stayed with him, and finally at the urging of his wife, he began to put his thoughts on paper, at last allowing him to put his horrors behind him.
This is the wartime diary of Sgt. The book begins in as American forces began to shift from containment of the Japanese advance, to a sustained offensive.
Regan had rare access to Fletcher's papers, as well as to a wide range of interviews given before his death, and has produced a very valuable work on a neglected figure.
In one chapter an individual celebrates her 31st birthday, and then five years later she celebrates her 26th birthday with great fanfare.
Critical reception[ edit ] The Pacific received widespread critical acclaim. The Imperial Japanese Navy did not integrate its units into permanent theater commands. Sledge is still haunted by the horrors of war. The author was captured at the fall of Hong Kong. The commando corps continued to operate after the coup until liberation.
Germany and Italy both had limited involvement in the Pacific War. Buell War in the Pacific book contrasts Spruance with Halsey, his co-commander of the combined third and fifth fleets fromas well as looking at his handling of Midway, the battle that made his name.
His father found him weeping after a dove hunt where Sledge had to kill a wounded dove, and in the ensuing conversations he told his father he could no longer tolerate seeing any suffering.
My review is based on the softcover version Quill of the book and these problems are not the fault of the author but my copy, while used when I got it, was in fair physical shape. Few seemed to realize how blessed they were to be free and untouched by the horrors of war. However these were not operational commands.
While it is listed at pages, the last pages or so are references so not quite as intimidating as it looks.December 7 - a date that will live in infamy.
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