Luzon 1945

The final liberation of the Philippines

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Luzon 1945

The final liberation of the Philippines

Description

Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon. Containing the capital of Manila, vital natural resources as well as thousands of Allied prisoners of war, the triumph at Luzon would be a vital step on the road to victory as the Americans continued to island-hop their way towards the Japanese home islands. This new study details one of the hardest-fought campaigns of the Pacific War with Japanese fatalities alone on Luzon topping 200,000. Emphasizing the differences in Japanese and American strategy, and detailing the combat operations of the campaign, this volume tells the story of how MacArthur kept his promise to return and liberate the Philippines.

Product details

Published Apr 18 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472816306
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 306
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took…

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