War in the Pacific
Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
ISBN10: 0806131993 ISBN13: 9780806131993 Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr (T) Published: Sep 1 1999 Pages: 304 Weight: 3.80lbs. Height: 13.25" Width: 10.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
From the Aleutians to Australia, from the Himalayas to Pearl Harbor, there has never been a war like that between the Empire of Japan and the American allies.
War in the Pacific is the collective effort of ten military historians. All ground, sea, and air operations are integrated into the discussion of each campaign or battle. Included in the ground campaigns are the Japanese invasion of China, jungle warfare in New Guinea, the retaking of the Philippines, and the island campaigns of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Chapters on naval and air engagements at Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Leyte Gulf complement discussions of air supply routes over the Himalayas and the bombing of Japan.
Color maps clearly detail each campaign, showing the movement of forces throughout the entire engagement. Photos selected from the archives of six countries, along with more than one hundred color illustrations of weaponry, uniforms, and memorabilia, highlight the narrative.