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Crisis in the Pacific: The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them

Sprache: Englisch.
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From the depths of defeat...

On December 8, 1941, one day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Air Force struck the Philippines in the first blow of a devastating invasion.

With an undersupplied patchwork army at his command, General Douglas … weiterlesen
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Titel: Crisis in the Pacific: The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them
Autor/en: Gerald Astor

ISBN: 0440236959
EAN: 9780440236955
Sprache: Englisch.
BANTAM DELL

Januar 2002 - kartoniert - 688 Seiten

Beschreibung

From the depths of defeat...

On December 8, 1941, one day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Air Force struck the Philippines in the first blow of a devastating invasion.

With an undersupplied patchwork army at his command, General Douglas MacArthur led a valiant defense of the Philippines. When defeat came, MacArthur swore he would return, while thousands of POWs fell into Japanese hands — and faced a living hell that many would not survive.

To the dawn of victory...

In this gripping oral history, Gerald Astor brings to life the struggle to recapture the Philippines: the men who did the fighting, the battles that set the stage for an Allied invasion, and the acts of astounding courage and desperation that marked the campaign on both sides.

From Corregidor to the Battle for Manila, from horrifying jungle warfare to cataclysmic clashes at sea, on beachheads and in the air, Crisis in the Pacific draws on the words of the men who were there — capturing this crucial heroic struggle for victory against Japan.

Portrait

Gerald Astor is a World War II veteran and award-winning journalist and historian whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, and Esquire. He is also the author of A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It and Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II. He makes his home in Scarsdale, New York.

Pressestimmen

"No one does oral history better than Gerald Astor."
-- Stephen E. Ambrose
"Astor has produced a fine work that will take its place in the long line of oral histories to be read by future generations."
-- "Library Journal"
Also by Gerald Astor:
Battling Buzzards
The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945
The Mighty Eighth
The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men Who Fought It
A Blood-Dimmed Tide
The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It
Operation Iceberg
The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II
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