Wake Island 1941

A battle to make the gods weep

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Wake Island 1941

A battle to make the gods weep

Description

On the same day that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, they also launched air attacks on Wake Island, an American marine and naval base in the Pacific. Three days later a Japanese invasion force stormed the island, but were bloodily repulsed by the scratch force of marines, sailors and even service personnel who defended it. Despite US attempts to relieve the island, the Japanese launched a much greater invasion a few weeks later and, despite gallant resistance, eventually caused the US Forces to surrender. This book tells the complete story of the vicious fighting on Wake Island, one of the near-legendary 'last stands' made by US military forces.

Product details

Published Sep 20 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781849089432
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 42 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 144
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Peter Dennis

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