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10 edition of World War II Pacific Island Guide found in the catalog.

World War II Pacific Island Guide

A Geo-Military Study

by Gordon L. Rottman

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Greenwood Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Australasian & Pacific history: Second World War,
  • European history: Second World War,
  • War & defence operations,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • Europe,
  • Pacific Ocean,
  • Asia - General,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History / Military / General,
  • Campaigns,
  • Military geography,
  • Pacific Area,
  • United States,
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages504
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9458170M
    ISBN 100313313954
    ISBN 109780313313950

    On Saipan, the Japanese fought tenaciously and slowly retreated into the island's mountains and caves. Their ambitions brought them into conflict with the United States, a conflict that erupted into war with the attack on Pearl Harbor in December This was seen as inappropriate and leading to arrogant behavior by some French colonists. This is a unique book in the literature of the Pacific War, providing in one place basic information about each island caught up in that conflagration, including geographic characteristics, prewar and postwar history, and World War II events as exerienced by Allied and Japanese sides alike.

    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. This was accompanied with health care and training in many tasks including driving. Kinkaid was not aware of this as he believed Halsey had left one carrier group to cover the San Bernardino Straight. A valuable resource for researchers, historians, military history enthusiasts, and war gamers, the book provides complete background information on the geo-military aspects of the Pacific Ocean region, its islands, and the roles they played in the war. Generally the effect of informal interactions between the visiting armies and the local inhabitants had a far more lasting effect than the formal military activities. My only observation here is that in addition to the books cited, he could have included articles of particular relevance, including for instance those published in After the Battle magazine that are an excellent source of the type of information he wished to include in his study.

    Prefer looks at the reasons for the American success, the course of the battle and the lessons that could have been learnt from the success on Tinian. A good history of one of the earliest battles of the Pacific War. Over the next three days, US forces succeeded in taking the island after brutal fighting and fanatical resistance from the Japanese. While some foreign servicemen respected the locals for their fitness, friendliness and work ethic, most viewed the indigenous people as culturally and biologically inferior.


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World War II Pacific Island Guide book

Kinkaid 's Seventh Fleet. 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.

By Ozawa drawing away Halsey's carriers, the path through the San Bernardino Strait was left open for Kurita's Center Force to pass through to attack the landings. Of the Japanese garrison, only seventeen Japanese soldiers remained alive at the end of the fighting along with Korean laborers.

A source of value for researchers, historians, military history enthusiasts, and wargamers, this work provides complete information on the geo-strategic aspects of numerous Pacific islands, and their role during the war.? This is a unique book in the literature of the Pacific War, providing in one place basic information about each island caught up in that conflagration, including geographic characteristics, prewar and postwar history, and World War II events as exerienced by Allied and Japanese sides alike.

Hiroshima, 6. One such plane, a Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" bomber, managed to evade night fighter planes protecting the U. Some vessels outside the lagoon already steaming towards Japan were attacked by U.

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They judged that this system was superior to the one they lived in under French rule. Kanchanaburi, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The Journal of Military History In the air, American aircraft downed over Japanese aircraft while only losing of their own.

My only observation here is that in addition to the books cited, he could have included articles of particular relevance, including for instance those published in After the Battle magazine that are an excellent source of the type of information he wished to include in his study.

These attacks easily overran the Japanese defenses, and the atoll was secured by February 3. Germany and Italy both had limited involvement in the Pacific War.

On November 20,Allied warships opened fire on Tarawa, and carrier aircraft began striking targets across the atoll. While some foreign servicemen respected the locals for their fitness, friendliness and work ethic, most viewed the indigenous people as culturally and biologically inferior.

Fighting through rough terrain and wet weather, they then moved north onto the neighboring island of Samar. Buckner, Jr. The capture of the island was necessary as it would allow the Allies to move on to the Marshall Islands and then the Marianas. ISBN The IJN had begun withdrawing fleet units from its anchorages as early as October The torpedo struck Intrepid on the starboard quarter of the ship, damaging steering control and killing 11 sailors.

On November 27,after weeks of brutal fighting that killed 2, Americans and 10, Japanese, Peleliu was declared secure. The Japanese Navy began gradually mobilizing its forces. Arrival and departure of foreign troops Location. The target time was dawn, December 7, in Hawaii early morning, December 8, in parts of the Western Pacific on the other side of the International Date Line.

A well-illustrated look at the Japanese siege of Wake Island inwhich involved two amphibious assaults and repeated aerial assaults, and saw the only unsuccessful amphibious invasion of the Second World War when the first Japanese attack on the island was defeated.

The next morning, at a. The Italians had access to concession territory naval bases in China which they utilized and which was later ceded to collaborationist China by the Italian Social Republic in late On December 15, Allied troops landed on Mindoro and met little resistance.

Utilizing radar fire control systems, Oldendorf's line inflicted heavy damage on the Japanese and sank two battleships and a heavy cruiser. Cmdr Ralph Burton Goodwin. As the island-hopping campaign began, MacArthur continued his push in New Guinea while other Allied troops were engaged in clearing the Japanese from the Aleutians.Aug 20,  · In the Battle of Tarawa (November) during World War II (), the U.S.

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began its Central Pacific Campaign against Japan by seizing the heavily fortified, Japanese-held island of. While researching U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle, the companion to this volume, the author found it to be surprisingly difficult to find many facts and details regarding the islands of the Pacific on which military operations occurred or military bases were established.

Pacific War

While every official military history of specific operations discusses the island objective to some degree, the coverage is. During World War II, the Allies devised a strategy known as island hopping, moving from island to island, using each as a base for capturing the next. World War II Pacific Island Guide: A Geo-Military Study.

Covering all Pacific islands involved in World War II military operations, this book is a detailed, single source of information on virtually every geo-military aspect of the Pacific Theater/5. Aug 19,  · World War II is sometimes thought of as primarily a fight against Nazi Germany, with the war in the Pacific as an after-thought.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of worthwhile books about the Author: Terry Hartle. Dec 30,  · "This is a unique book in the literature of the Pacific War, providing in one place basic information about each island caught up in that conflagration, including geographic characteristics, prewar and postwar history, and World War II events as exerienced by Allied and Japanese sides alike/5(3).