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Fortress Rabaul : the battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943

Author: Bruce Gamble
Publisher: Minneapolis : Zenith Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chronicles the dramatic events that contributed to Rabaul's increasing notoriety, detailing the island's transformation into the ultimate twentieth-century fortification ... Drawing upon an extensive array of Japanese and Allied sources, Gamble fills in the historical background behind Rabaul's crucial role during the first year and a half of the Pacific war, from the Japanese invasion through the shooting down of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Gamble
ISBN: 9780760323502 076032350X
OCLC Number: 437298983
Description: xvii, 398 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Volcanoes, God, and coconuts --
24 Squadron --
Gladiators --
Desperate hours --
The fall of Rabaul --
Counterattack --
Stronghold --
Task force --
Medal of Honor : Edward "Butch" O'Hare --
Carmichael's raid --
Yanks down under --
The last outpost --
New Guinea interlude --
Wild eagles --
MO : the offensive blunted --
Guests of the Emperor --
Fading glory --
MacArthur's new airman --
Medal of Honor : Harl Pease, Jr. --
The personification of evil --
Momentum --
New identities --
Heavy bomber blues --
Medal of Honor : Kenneth N. Walker --
Blood in the water --
Operation I-Go : Yamamoto's last offensive --
Death of a warrior god --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Bruce Gamble.

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"Chronicles the dramatic events that contributed to Rabaul's increasing notoriety, detailing the island's transformation into the ultimate twentieth-century fortification ... Drawing upon an extensive array of Japanese and Allied sources, Gamble fills in the historical background behind Rabaul's crucial role during the first year and a half of the Pacific war, from the Japanese invasion through the shooting down of Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto on April 18, 1943, a turning point in Japan's offensive operations"--Dust jacket.

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