Peleliu 1944

The forgotten corner of hell

Peleliu 1944 cover

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Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu has long been regarded as the Pacific War's “forgotten battle”, and perhaps one that should never have been fought. A massive carrier-based attack some weeks before the invasion destroyed all aircraft and shipping in the area and virtually isolated the Japanese garrison. 1st Marine Division commander, General Rupertus, made extravagant claims that the capture of Peleliu would “only take three days – maybe two.” But the Japanese fought a bloody battle of attrition from prepared positions an in a struggle of unprecedented savagery a whole Marine Division was bled white.

Product details

Published 20 Jan 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472800077
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 83 b/w; 17 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 110
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

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

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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