The Pacific War Companion' brings together the perspectives and insights of world-reno wned military historians. From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through the release of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the conflict in the Pacific was marked by amazing tactical innovations, such as those in amphibious warfare, and horrific battles that raged in the unforgiving climate of the island jungles. Each chapter in this book focuses on a different aspect of this conflict, from the planning of operations to the experiences of the men who were there.
Daniel Marston is a Research Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Dr Marston was responsible for overseeing the counter-insurgency modules for Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the British Army. He has lectured widely on the principles and practices of counter-insurgency to units of the American, Australian, British and Canadian armed forces. He also continues academic research in this area, and in 2005 was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.Col. Joseph Alexander, Professor Raymond Callahan, Richard B. Frank, Professor Theodore Gatchel, Bruce Gudmundsson, Professor David Horner, Dr Tomoyuki Ishizu, Dr Ken Kotani, Professor Robert Love, Dr Daniel Marston, Professor Dennis Showalter and Dr Hedley P Willmott.
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