Iwo Jima 1945

The Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi

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Iwo Jima 1945

The Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi

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One of the decisive battles of the Second World War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as "The most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps " - a titanic struggle that eclipsed all that had gone before. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, the island was of major strategic importance to the US Air Force, but also to the Japanese, 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island. This book provides a definitive account of the battle, from its origins to its hard-fought conclusion.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Campaign/Battle/Aftermath and Conclusion/Battlefield Today/Chronology/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 25 Feb 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841761787
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 76 b/w; 16 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 81
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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