Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941–45

Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941–45 cover

Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941–45

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The prolonged and bloody fighting for control of the Japanese occupied Pacific islands in World War II is a key point in 20th-century warfare. No two islands were alike in the systems and nature of their defensive emplacements, and local improvization and command preferences affected both materials used and defensive models. This title details the establishment, construction and effectiveness of Japanese temporary and semi-permanent crew-served weapons positions and individual and small-unit fighting positions. Integrated obstacles and minefields, camouflage and the changing defensive principles are also covered.

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Published 19 Feb 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841764283
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 53 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 1
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

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

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Ian Palmer

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