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The last mission : the secret story of World War II's final battle

Author: Jim B Smith; Malcolm McConnell
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the events surrounding the final American bombing mission of World War II, identifying a Japanese rebel plot for a massive coup that would have kept Japan in the war and prevented its surrender to Allied forces in August 1945.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim B Smith; Malcolm McConnell
ISBN: 0767907787 9780767907781
OCLC Number: 49260550
Notes: Expanded and rev. version of Jim B. Smith's 1st person account: The last mission. 1995.
Description: xix, 346 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Total war. The superforts --
Kokutai and Ketsu-go --
Potsdam and Trinity --
The boomerang and Enola Gay --
pt. 2. Endgame. A rain of ruin --
Rumors of peace --
Decision and indecision --
pt. 3. To our good and loyal subjects. Rebellion --
Blackout --
The last mission --
pt. 4. A very near thing. The might-have-beens --
Chronology of major wartime events in the Pacific: 1945.
Responsibility: Jim B. Smith and Malcolm McConnell.
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Traces the events surrounding the final American bombing mission of World War II, identifying a Japanese rebel plot for a massive coup that would have kept Japan in the war and prevented its surrender to Allied forces in August 1945.

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