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Overy, Richard

War in the Pacific / War in the Pacific 1941-1945 Richard Overy ; foreword by Dale Dye. - Long Island, N.Y. : Osprey Publishing, c2010. - 60 pages : facsimiles, illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 25 x 29 cm. + 26 facsimiles of artifacts. Packaged in a slipcase.

Facsimiles of war documents; letters; map; magazines and posters. Two pages with pockets to store facsimiles. Map and poster in end pocket.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Operations map : Japanese expansion, 1941-42 -- Imperial Japan -- Pearl Harbor -- Blitzkrieg in Asia -- Corregidor : fall of the Philippines -- Operations map 1942 -- The Battle of the Coral Sea -- The Battle of Midway -- Battle for the Solomons -- Guadalcanal -- Operations map 1943 -- Operation "Cartwheel" : war for New Guinea -- Island hopping in the Pacific : Gilbert and Marshall Islands -- Operations map 1944 -- The Marianas : defense to the death -- Battle of the Philippine Sea -- The Battle of Peleliu -- The recapture of the Philippines -- The Battle of Leyte Gulf -- Operations map 1945 -- Iwo Jima -- The firebombing of Tokyo -- Okinawa -- The Atomic bombs -- The Japanese surrender.

War In The Pacific 1941-1945 looks at the war against Japan in the Pacific Islands which formed an integral part of eventual Allied victory in World War II. Setting the scene with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the almost simultaneous attack on US bases on Guam and Wake Island, it then goes on to document the battles fought in the jungle islands of Guadalcanal and the Philippines and the seas of the Pacific. This war story is brought to life by the addition of 20 carefully selected facsimile pieces of memorabilia ranging from military orders to propaganda leaflets dropped by the Japanese on US troops to the personal diaries and letters home of both generals, officers and ordinary soldiers.

9781847323927(hbk)


World War, 1939-1945--United States.
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