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MacArthur's jungle war : the 1944 New Guinea campaign

Author: Stephen R Taaffe
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1998.
Series: Modern war studies.
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When General Douglas MacArthur led Allied troops into the jungles of New Guinea in World War II, he placed his armies in a position to fulfill his personal promise to liberate the Philippines. Here, historian Stephen Taaffe writes the definitive history of that assault, showing why it succeeded, what it contributed to the overall strategy against Japan, and offers a balanced assessment of MacArthur's leadership and  Read more...
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Taaffe, Stephen R.
MacArthur's jungle war.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1998
(OCoLC)605229071
Named Person: Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur; Douglas MacArthur
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Taaffe
ISBN: 0700608702 9780700608706
OCLC Number: 37107216
Description: xiii, 312 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Strategic Background --
2. MacArthur Gears Up --
3. The Admiralties : An Unnecessary Risk? --
4. Hollandia: A Great Leap Forward --
5. Combat and Survival in a Hostile Environment --
6. Wakde-Sarmi: Whoever Heard of Lone Tree Hill? --
7. Biak: A Belated and Unhappy Victory --
8. Noemfoor: Moving Closer to the Target --
9. Driniumor River: A Strategically Worthless Operation? --
10. Sansapor-Mar and Morotai: Mopping Up the Campaign.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Other Titles: 1944 New Guinea campaign
Responsibility: Stephen R. Taaffe.

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When General Douglas MacArthur led Allied troops into the jungles of New Guinea in World War II, he was already looking ahead. By successfully leapfrogging Japanese forces on that island, he placed  Read more...

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