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Peleliu 1944

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Publisher Comments:

Osprey's examination of one of the bloodiest conflicts between the United States and Japan during World War II (1939-1945). Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu has long been regarded as the Pacific War’s “forgotten battle”, and perhaps one that should never have been fought. A massive carrier-based attack some weeks before the invasion destroyed all aircraft and shipping in the area and virtually isolated the Japanese garrison. 1st Marine Division commander, General Rupertus, made extravagant claims that the capture of Peleliu would “only take three days – maybe two.” But the Japanese fought a bloody battle of attrition from prepared positions and in a struggle of unprecedented savagery a whole Marine Division was bled white.

Synopsis:

Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu has long been regarded as the Pacific war's 'forgotten battle'. This book details the operation that became a close-quarters slog of unprecedented savagery, one that with hindsight should never have been fought at all.

Synopsis:

Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu is regarded as the Pacific war's "forgotten battle". This work details the operation that became a close-quarters slog of unprecedented savagery, one that with hindsight should not have been fought at all.

About the Author

JIM MORAN has written extensively on the uniforms, equipment and history of the United States Marine Corps. He is an enthusiastic collector of Marine Corps memorabilia and a member of the 2d Marine Division Association. When his is not accompanying USMC veterans on trips to the battlefields of WWII, Jim lives with his family in South Yorkshire. GORDON L ROTTMAN entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. A highly respected and established author, Gordon is now a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Center, Ft Polk.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841765129
Author:
Moran, Jim
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Gerrard, Howard
Author:
Rottman, Gordon L.
Author:
Rottman, Gordon
Author:
Gerrard, Howard
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
osprey;wwii
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Campaign
Series Volume:
944
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.72x7.32x.29 in. .71 lbs.

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Product details 96 pages Motorbooks International - English 9781841765129 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu has long been regarded as the Pacific war's 'forgotten battle'. This book details the operation that became a close-quarters slog of unprecedented savagery, one that with hindsight should never have been fought at all.
"Synopsis" by , Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu is regarded as the Pacific war's "forgotten battle". This work details the operation that became a close-quarters slog of unprecedented savagery, one that with hindsight should not have been fought at all.
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