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Okinawa : the last battle

Author: Roy Edgar Appleman; United States. Department of the Army. Office of Military History.
Publisher: Washington : Dept. of Defense, Dept. of the Army, Historical Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1948-
Series: United States Army in World War II.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : Reprinted 1977View all editions and formats
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"Okinawa: the last battle: Here the Imperial Army braced for its last stand. From the bloody victories that brought U.S. forces to Okinawa, to the desperate, suicidal resistance of the Japanese, this is the complete story of the final beachhead battle of the Pacific campaign.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Edgar Appleman; United States. Department of the Army. Office of Military History.
OCLC Number: 137357748
Description: volumes : illustrations, maps (folded some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Operation Iceberg --
Invasion of the Ryukyus --
Winning the Okinawa beachhead --
Where is the enemy? --
Coming to grips with the enemy --
The conquest of northern Okinawa --
The capture of Ie Shima --
The attack of 19 April on the Shuri defenses --
Fall of the first Shuri defense ring --
Tactics and tactical decisions --
Assaulting the second Shuri defense ring --
The Japanese counteroffensive and its aftermath --
The May attack on the Shuri defenses --
Battle in the rain --
The fall of Shuri --
Behind the front --
The enemy's last stand --
The battle ends --
Appendix A : Major tactical units of Tenth Army in the Ryukyus Campaign --
Appendix B : Japanese 32nd Army units in the Ryukyus Campaign --
Appendix C : Statistics of the Ryukyus Campaign.
Series Title: United States Army in World War II.
Responsibility: by Roy E. Appleman [and others].

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"Okinawa: the last battle: Here the Imperial Army braced for its last stand. From the bloody victories that brought U.S. forces to Okinawa, to the desperate, suicidal resistance of the Japanese, this is the complete story of the final beachhead battle of the Pacific campaign.

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