Guam 1941 & 1944

Loss and Reconquest

Guam 1941 & 1944 cover

Guam 1941 & 1944

Loss and Reconquest

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The island of Guam was the first Allied territory lost to the Japanese onslaught in 1941. On 10 December 5,000 Japanese troops landed on Guam, defended by less than 500 US and Guamanian troops, the outcome was beyond doubt. On 21 July 1944 America returned. In a risky operation, the two US landing forces came ashore seven miles apart and it was a week before the beachheads linked up. Only the battles for Iwo Jima and Okinawa would cost the Americans more men than the landings on Guam and Saipan, which immediately preceded the Guam operation. In this book Gordon Rottman details the bitter 26-day struggle for this key Pacific island.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/The 1941 fall of Guam/Opposing plans/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Forces/Capture and Occupation of Guam/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 25 Jul 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841768113
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 74 b/w; 11 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 139
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

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

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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