Saipan & Tinian 1944

Piercing the Japanese Empire

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Saipan & Tinian 1944

Piercing the Japanese Empire

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The 1944 invasion of Saipan was the first two-division amphibious assault conducted by US forces in World War II. Saipan and Tinian had been under Japanese control since 1914 and, heavily colonized, they were considered virtually part of the Empire. The struggle for Saipan and Tinian was characterized by the same bitter fighting that typified the entire Central Pacific campaign. Fighting side-by-side, Army and Marine units witnessed the largest tank battle of the Pacific War, massed Japanese banzai charges, and the horror of hundreds of Japanese civilians committing suicide to avoid capture. In this book Gordon Rottman details the capture of these vital islands that led to the collapse of Prime Minister Tojo's government.

Product details

Published Jan 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472800107
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 86 b/w; 11 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 137
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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