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Crucible of hell : Okinawa : the last great battle of the Second World War

Author: Saul David
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2020. ©2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Excellent' Antony Beevor From award-winning historian Saul David, an action-packed and powerful new narrative of the Battle of Okinawa - the last great clash of the Second World War, and one that had profound consequences for the modern world. For eighty-three blood-soaked days, the fighting on the island of Okinawa plumbed depths of savagery as bad as anything seen on the Eastern Front. When it was over, almost a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saul David
ISBN: 9780008342487 0008342482 9780008342524 0008342520
OCLC Number: 1149543275
Description: xi, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Saul David.

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