Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944

Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944

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ISBN10: 1591145538 ISBN13: 9781591145530 Contributors: Shaw, James C. (Introduction); Alexander, Joseph H. (Introduction) Publisher: Naval Inst Pr Published: Mar 15 2011 Pages: 369 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

The seventh volume in Admiral Morison's History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II picks up operations in the Aleutians where they were broken off after the Battle of Midway and carries them through the capture of Attu and Kiska, including the Battle of the Komandorskis. Two great amphibious operations are covered in this volume: the Gilbert Islands and the conquest of the Marshalls. Maptain Morison, who took part in Operation: Galvanic, describes in detail the planning, preparation, and execution of the assaults on Makin and Tarawa, with a frank discussion of the mistakes. The grim narrative of one of the most inspired and successful amphibious operation of the war contrasts with several amusing interludes including how the Japanese fooled US troops in the evacuation of Kiska

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