The story of one of the bloodiest battles in history, told by World
War II veterans-turned-historians. As the war in the Pacific
progressed, the United States and Allied troops fought the Japanese
in places like New Guinea and the Marshall Islands as they made
their way closer to Japan's mainland. Okinawa was the intended base
for the planned invasion of Japan. The Japanese, however, were
entrenched, and the US and Allied forces found themselves in one of
the bloodiest battles of World War II. More than 100,000 Japanese
soldiers, 50,000 US and Allied troops, and 100,000 civilians lost
their lives during this epic 82-day battle. Okinawa offers
eyewitness accounts by four US Army combat historians of Operation
ICEBERG, the Ryukyu invasion, and more. From their stories,
faithfully reported here, learn how American soldiers softened the
Japanese targets before invading the Ryukyus. With more than two
hundred black-and-white photos, charts, and maps, Okinawa is the
book for anyone who wants to know what the war in the Pacific was
really like. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint,
are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested
in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and
his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American
Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient
Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every
title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national
bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are
sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise
find a home.
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