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Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls

Author: Philip A Crowl; Edmund G Love
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1955.
Series: United States Army in World War II., War in the Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study in amphibious warfare that describes how the imperfections of American amphibious doctrine, first revealed at Tarawa and Makin, were corrected in the highly successful landings on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur.
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Crowl, Philip A. (Philip Axtell), 1914-1991.
Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls.
Washington, Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1955
(OCoLC)569084231
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip A Crowl; Edmund G Love
OCLC Number: 1580450
Description: xvi, 414 pages : illustrations, maps (some folded color (1 in pocket)), portrait, charts ; 26 cm.
Contents: The decision to strike through the Central Pacific --
Selection of targets and tactical planning --
Preparing for the attack --
The enemy --
The landings on Makin --
Reduction of the West Tank Barrier --
Consolidating the beachhead --
Makin Taken --
The capture of Tarawa --
Strategic and tactical significance of the Gilberts Operations --
Tactical planning for the Marshalls --
Training, logistics, and preliminary operations --
Japanese defenses in the Marshalls --
The invasion of Southern Kwajalein --
Reduction of the main defenses of Kwajalein Island --
Kwajalein Island: the third day --
End of the battle for Southern Kwajalein --
The capture of Majuro and Roi-Namur --
The seizure of Eniwetok Atoll --
Consolidating the victory --
Tactical and strategic consequences of the Marshalls operation.
Series Title: United States Army in World War II., War in the Pacific.
Responsibility: by Philip A. Crowl and Edmund G. Love.

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A study in amphibious warfare that describes how the imperfections of American amphibious doctrine, first revealed at Tarawa and Makin, were corrected in the highly successful landings on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur.

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