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The last lieutenant : a foxhole view of the epic battle for Iwo Jima

Author: John C Shively
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an account of some of the fiercest fighting in the war with Japan - the 36-day assault on the small volcanic island known as Iwo Jima. The struggle to regain the island resulted in more the 26,000 American casualties, including 6,800 dead. Of the 20,000 Japanese defenders, only 1,083 survived. The Marines' efforts secured what would become a vital emergency landing strip for crippled B-29s returning
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shively, John C., 1955-
Last lieutenant.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607784253
Named Person: James R Craig; James R Craig
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C Shively
ISBN: 9780253347282 0253347289
OCLC Number: 61761637
Description: xii, 128 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Prelude to War 5 --
2 Growing Up in Indiana 11 --
3 Platoon Leader 16 --
4 Movement to the Objective 37 --
5 Welcome to Hell 43 --
6 Into the Meat Grinder 66 --
7 Return to Camp Maui 97 --
8 Occupation Duty 103 --
9 Going Home 109 --
10 War and Valor 112 --
Epilogue: Iwo Jima, 14 March 2002 116.
Responsibility: John C. Shively.
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