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Iwo Jima 1945 : the marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi

Author: Derrick Wright; Jim Laurier
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Pub., ©2001.
Series: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 81.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the decisive battles of the Second World War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as "The most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps "--A titanic struggle that eclipsed all that had gone before. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, the island was of major strategic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, Derrick, 1928-
Iwo Jima 1945.
Oxford : Osprey Military, 2001
(OCoLC)45580458
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Derrick Wright; Jim Laurier
ISBN: 9781846035364 1846035368 9781782002406 1782002405
OCLC Number: 645204491
Description: 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Imprint; Contents; Origins Of The Campaign; Opposing Commanders; American; Japanese; Opposing Forces; American; Japanese; Opposing Plans; American; Japanese; The Battle; D-Day: "A Nightmare In Hell"; D+1 --
D+5: "Inflict Much Damage To The Enemy"; D+1; D+2; D+3; D+4; D+5; D+6 -D+11: Into The Meatgrinder; D+6; D+7; D+8; D+9; D+10; D+11; D+12 --
D+19: Deadlock; D+12; D+13; D+14; D+15; D+16; D+17; D+18; D+19; D+20 --
D+36: "Goodbye From IWO"; Aftermath; IWO Jima Today; Chronology; Select Bibliography; Appendices; Appendix No. 1; Appendix No. 2; Appendix No. 3.
Series Title: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 81.
Responsibility: Derrick Wright ; illustrated by Jim Laurier.

Abstract:

One of the decisive battles of the Second World War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as "The most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps "--A titanic struggle that eclipsed all that had gone before. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, the island was of major strategic importance to the US Air Force, but also to the Japanese, 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island. This book provides a definitive account of the battle, from.

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