The Pacific War Companion

The Pacific War Companion

From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

  • Author: Daniel Marston
  • Short code: CMP
  • Publication Date: 7 Mar 2007
  • Number of Pages: 264
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Twelve world-renowned military historians provide a re-evaluation of the events, troops, strategies, and tactics of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Despite unforgiving conditions and brutal jungle fighting that drained resources and morale, the American advance across the ocean towards the Japanese homelands drove the evolution of ever more innovative amphibious warfare, and increasingly desperate Japanese countermeasures. Bringing together American, Japanese, Australian and British perspectives, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the conflict - from operational planning to the experiences of the men on the ground, and from the assault on Pearl Harbor to the atomic annihilation of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Biographical Note

Daniel Marston is Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. He completed both his BA and MA in History at McGill University, Montreal, and his DPhil in the History of War at Balliol College, Oxford. Previous publications include 'The Seven Years' War' (Osprey, 2001) and 'Phoenix from the Ashes: The Indian Army in the Burma Campaign' (Praeger, 2003). Daniel was born and raised in Boston, MA.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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