Okinawa 1945 cover
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By the spring of 1945 the Allies were sweeping all before them in the Pacific War against Japan, and a series of victories had reclaimed many of the islands and territories seized by the Imperial Japanese forces in the early months of the war. The dark days of humiliating defeat were far behind the unstoppable Allied juggernaut - victory was now assured. The question was where the last battle would be fought. That place was the island of Okinawa. This book details the struggle for the island as US Marines and Army units battled determined Japanese defenders in the last battle of World War II (1939-1945).

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/The Opposing Plans/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/Preliminary operations · The Landings/Operation TEN-GO/Advance and Stalemate/Japanese Counterattack/Buckner's offensive/The final operations/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Mar 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855326071
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 73 b/w; 11 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 96
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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