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The ultimate battle : Okinawa 1945--the last epic struggle of World War II

Author: Bill Sloan
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Offers an account of the battle during the spring of 1945 profiles the conflict that was marked by the death of America's highest-ranking officer killed during World War II, the hara-kiri deaths of two top-ranking Japanese commanders, and the deaths of more than 250,000 soldiers, sailors, and civilians.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sloan, Bill, 1935-
Ultimate battle.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007
(OCoLC)608407207
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Sloan
ISBN: 9780743292467 0743292464
OCLC Number: 123485681
Description: x, 405 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: June 10, 1945 --
Building an "Iceberg" --
"Like a stroll in the park" --
Kids' games, pony rides, and barbecue --
A nasty surprise on the way south --
A divine and deadly wind --
Death in the hills, death at home --
A wall of stone and flame --
Mud, blood, and may-hem --
Bitter toll at sugar loaf --
The limits of human endurance --
Divine wind-part II --
The crowded, angry skies --
Collapse of the Shuri line --
The end of an army --
A civilian catastrophe --
A somber victory --
The atomic bomb-and reprieve --
Epilogue: love day plus sixty-two years.
Responsibility: Bill Sloan.
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