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The Six Marine Divisions In The Pacific

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Author: George B. Clark
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786427698
Size: 50.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 204
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Book Description: In the island battles of World War II, the United States Marine Corps came into its own. From a force previously numbering 55,000, the ranks of the Marines swelled to 480,000. With Pacific theater command essentially divided geographically between General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, these forces found themselves under the command of the Army or Navy depending on their particular location. On land and at sea, the contribution which the six Marine divisions made to the Allied victory in the Pacific cannot be ignored. Concentrating on the infantry units, this volume provides a brief history of each of the six Marine divisions which took part in the Pacific conflict. Beginning with a chronology of the war in the Pacific, it succinctly describes each campaign through the eyes of a specified division, focusing on the division's exact movements and actions. Some battles and operations are covered from different perspectives because of the presence of multiple divisions. An initial section contains brief biographical sketches of key players in the Pacific arena. Extensive maps and photographs are also included.


Challenge For The Pacific

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Author: Robert Leckie
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553908243
Size: 37.25 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 464
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Book Description: From Robert Leckie, the World War II veteran and New York Times bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow, whose experiences were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, comes this vivid narrative of the astonishing six-month campaign for Guadalcanal. From the Japanese soldiers’ carefully calculated—and ultimately foiled—attempt to build a series of impregnable island forts on the ground to the tireless efforts of the Americans who struggled against a tenacious adversary and the temperature and terrain of the island itself, Robert Leckie captures the loneliness, the agony, and the heat of twenty-four-hour-a-day fighting on Guadalcanal. Combatants from both sides are brought to life: General Archer Vandegrift, who first assembled an amphibious strike force; Isoroku Yamamoto, the naval general whose innovative strategy was tested; the island-born Allied scout Jacob Vouza, who survived hideous torture to uncover the enemy’s plans; and Saburo Sakai, the ace flier who shot down American planes with astonishing ease. Propelling the Allies to eventual victory, Guadalcanal was truly the turning point of the war. Challenge for the Pacific is an unparalleled, authoritative account of this great fight that forever changed our world.


Marines In World War Ii The Battle For Tarawa Illustrated Edition

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Author: Capt. James R. Stockman
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 178289277X
Size: 68.44 MB
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Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 182
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Book Description: The Story of the bloody brutal Battle of Tarawa, also known by its codename Operation Galvanic, was the first time that the Americans and principally the Marine Corps faced serious opposition to a seaborne landing. Contains 30 photos and 12 maps and charts. “Tarawa was the first in a series of amphibious operations which carried United States forces across the Central Pacific to the homeland of Japan. When the 2d Marine Division landed on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll on 20 November 1943, twenty years of Marine Corps study and work, already tested at Guadalcanal and at Bougainville, was put to an acid test. Tarawa was the first example in history of a sea-borne assault against a heavily defended coral atoll. Marine preparations for this operation were thorough; its plans were executed in a noteworthy manner. In the final analysis, however, success at Tarawa depended upon the discipline, courage, and fighting ability of the individual Marine. Seldom has anyone been called upon to fight a battle under more difficult circumstances. In capturing Tarawa, the 2d Marine Division accomplished a difficult mission in an expeditious manner. Seventy-six hours after the assault troops landed in the face of heavy resistance, the battle was over and an important base secured with the annihilation of its defending garrison. Of even greater importance, however, was the fact that this successful operation underlined the soundness of our doctrines of amphibious assault. The lessons learned and confirmed at Tarawa paid great dividends in every subsequent operation from the Marshalls to the shores of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.-A.A. VANDEGRIFT, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps”


Us Marine Corps Pacific Theater Of Operations 1944 45

US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1944   45 PDF

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Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472802225
Size: 25.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 96
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Book Description: In late1944 the US Marine Corps prepared for the toughest battles of the war. It had grown to 35,598 officers, 5,384 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted Marines, totaling 431,573 personnel, and now comprised of two amphibious corps, six divisions, 26 non-divisional artillery battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on from Battle Orders 1 and 7, this book examines the continuing development of the Corps' organization, its training, tactics, weaponry, and command structure. It details the formation of the 5th and 6th Marine Divisions and the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, and examines the Corps' performance in the brutal battles on Guam, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, and its deployment as an occupation force.


Leatherneck

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Size: 57.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Languages : en
Pages :
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Vom Alten Schlag

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Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864134110
Size: 33.31 MB
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Category : History
Languages : de
Pages : 350
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Book Description: Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der berühmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision – der ältesten, ruhmreichsten und größten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-Jährige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und erschütternd nüchterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalität des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gefühl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen wüster Kämpfe sowie rührende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.


Okinawa

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Author: Robert Leckie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101196297
Size: 44.11 MB
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Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 224
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Book Description: Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries. Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.


The Island War

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Author: Frank Olney Hough
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 59.14 MB
Format: PDF
Category : World War, 1939-1945
Languages : en
Pages : 413
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The Six Years War

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Author: Gavin Long
Publisher: Canberra : Australian War Memorial
ISBN:
Size: 16.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : World War, 1939-1945
Languages : en
Pages : 518
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Book Description: Tells the story of the nation's leaders and the men and women in the factories as well as the men engaged in the immediate business of fighting the enemy. The contribution of each of the fighting Services is seen in clear perspective against the larger background of the war.


Computers In Your Future

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Author: Marilyn Wertheimer Meyer
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9781580760850
Size: 31.65 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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Book Description: For courses in Computer Concepts, Introduction to Computers, this introduction to computers is noted for its lucid explanations of computing concepts, practical applications of technology theory, and emphasis on the historical and societal impacts of technological innovations. It features integrated coverage of management information systems, networking, email, and the Internet.*NEW - New and updated coverage of key topics - e.g., intranets and extranets; Linux, DVD, and JINI; research using the Web; Web page creation; email; Windows 98 and Windows CE; integrated applications suites such as Office 97; special purpose software; multimedia/virtual reality; emerging technologies such as AI, robotics, neural nets, and intelligent agents; security; ethics; ergonomics and repetitive stress injuries; structured analysis and design tools; careers and certification; and MIS*NEW - Companion Web site -www.prenhall.com/meyer*NEW - New/improved pedagogical tools - Look It Up annotated references and web site listings; Sidebars (85% new, 15% updated); Hot Links margin notes that encourage students to learn more about a topic by using Web resources*NEW - Think About It questions. Asks students to