With 116 color illustrations and 214 historical photographs
From the Aleutians to Australia, from the Himalayas to Pearl
Harbor, there has never been a war like that between the Empire of
Japan and the American Allies. Unrivaled in its scope, the war in
the Pacific saw a clash of cultures that reduced tropical islands
to killing grounds and laid waste cities with weapons of mass
destruction. It turned World War II into a global war that ended
only with Japan's unconditional surrender.
War in the Pacific is the collective effort of ten military
historians, who describe each step of the conflict with clarity and
exhaustive detail. All ground, sea, and air operations are
integrated into the discussion of each campaign or battle. Included
in the ground campaigns are the Japanese invasion of China, jungle
warfare in New Guinea, the retaking of the Philippines, and the
island campaigns of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Chapters on naval and air
engagements at Pearl Harbor, Midway, and Leyte Gulf complement
discussions of air supply routes over the Himalayas and the bombing
Color maps clearly detail each campaign, showing the movement of
forces throughout the entire engagement. Photos selected from the
archives of six countries, along with more than one hundred color
illustrations of weaponry, uniforms, and memorabilia highlight the
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