Peleliu 1944

Peleliu 1944

The forgotten corner of hell

Campaign 110
  • Author: Jim Moran, Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: CAM 110
  • Publication Date: 13 Nov 2002
  • Number of Pages: 96
Users in the USA and Canada please select your location at the top of this page to see prices in your currency. Users in the UK and the Rest of the World will be billed in GBP.

Availability: In stock

Please tick the formats you would like to buy:

Paperback
9781841765129
$19.95
eBook (ePub)
9781472800077
$15.96
eBook (PDF)
9781846035654
$15.96
Bundle Offer! Choose a print and eBook format above and get 25% off both!
About our eBooks

About this Product

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 an in a struggle of unprecedented savagery a whole Marine Division was bled white.

Biographical Note

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. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 92: ‘St Nazaire 1942' and Campaign 96: ‘Okinawa 1945'. Howard lives and works in Kent.

Contents

Background to the Campaign
Chronology
The Opposing Commanders
Opposing Forces
Opposing Plans
The Campaign
Aftermath
The Battlefield today
Further Reading
Index

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Close