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Title : Combat Ww II: Pacific Theater of Operations
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ISBN : 9780877956594
Format Type : Paperback
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Combat Ww II: Pacific Theater of Operations Reviews

  • Jamie
    2019-07-06 09:57

    The last sentence really sums this up the best:"The war in the Pacific was above all a war of individual fighting men, and they wrote a record of heroism and endurance which deserves to last as long as the great ocean itself."The various accounts in this book had their ups and downs. Some were more interesting than others. More readable. Some of them held me in deep anticipation. Some were downright controversial like the one The battle for Leyte Gulf that includes the special notes of Admirals Halsey and Kincaid, showing very well that things aren't so cut and dry as history tries to make them. It's nice to get these more personal views of history that are so often lost in the generalizations of taught knowledge.

  • Sarah Crawford
    2019-07-03 11:09

    Although this is a history of events, it's a personal history, with the various sections being individuals describing what happened since they were actually there and participating in the events. The personal involvement always makes things more interesting.The book covers the following topics: Pearl Harbor, Bataan, the Sundra Strait; the Battle of Midway; New Guinea; Guadalcanal; PT boats; Tarawa; New Britain; Saipan; Guam; submarine vs. destroyer, Leyte Gulf, and Iwo Jima.

  • Rick McNeely
    2019-07-02 09:58

    Searing first-hand accounts of American, British and Australian combat experiences during World War II, Pacific Theater of Operations. Most were written within a few years after the war. Highly recommended, outstanding original-source history.

  • carltheaker
    2019-07-14 09:45

    A collection of stories written by Vets during the 40s & 50s, probably for magazines like 'True' and'Cavalier'.They are just the kind of stories that everyone is trying to get from the WWII vets now that theyare passing away.