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Guadalcanal remembered

Autor: H C L Merillat
Editora: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2003.
Edição/Formato   Imprimir livro : Biografia : Publicação de governo estadual ou província : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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"Guadalcanal was a pivotal World War II battle in the Pacific theater - a hotly contested struggle between the Japanese and American forces for possession of a small airstrip on a beautiful but blood-soaked atoll of the Solomon Islands. Employing his day-to-day wartime notes, the press officer and historian of the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal interweaves his own story with the bigger history of this bitter  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Pessoa Denominada: H C L Merillat; H C L Merillat
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Publicação do governo, Publicação de governo estadual ou província
Tipo de Documento Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: H C L Merillat
ISBN: 0817312900 9780817312909
Número OCLC: 50559909
Notas: Originally published: New York : Dodd, Mead & Co., ©1982.
Descrição: xi, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Conteúdos: 1. Initiation --
2. The Big Picture --
3. A Wobbly Watchtower --
4. The First Days --
5. Peril on the Sea --
6. Twelve Days in Limbo --
7. The View from Rabaul --
8. The Fly and the Tortoise --
9. Preparing for the Next Round --
10. The Ridge --
11. After the Ridge --
12. Matanikau --
Sinister River --
13. October Crisis: First Phase --
14. October Crisis: Second Phase --
15. Two Fronts --
16. Decision in November --
17. Respite and Relief --
18. Malaria Down Under --
19. The Final Push --
20. Fruits of Victory --
21. Guadalcanal in Perspective --
Epilogue: Country Belong You-Me --
App. Excerpts from Operations Orders.
Responsabilidade: Herbert Christian Merillat.

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Guadalancal was a pivotal World War II battle in the Pacific Theatre. As a press officer in the Marine Corps Reserve, Merillat was particularly well positioned to record the military action and this  Ler mais...

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