Luzon 1945

Filename: luzon-1945.pdf
ISBN: 9781472816290
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Number of pages: 96
Author: Clayton Chun
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Luzon 1945 in PDF and EPUB Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon. Containing the capital of Manila, vital natural resources as well as thousands of Allied prisoners of war, the triumph at Luzon would be a vital step on the road to victory as the Americans continued to island-hop their way towards the Japanese home islands. This new study details one of the hardest-fought campaigns of the Pacific War with Japanese fatalities alone on Luzon topping 200,000. Emphasizing the differences in Japanese and American strategy, and detailing the combat operations of the campaign, this volume tells the story of how MacArthur kept his promise to return and liberate the Philippines.


Luzon 1945

Filename: luzon-1945.pdf
ISBN: 9781472816306
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Number of pages: 96
Author: Clayton Chun
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Luzon 1945 in PDF and EPUB Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon. Containing the capital of Manila, vital natural resources as well as thousands of Allied prisoners of war, the triumph at Luzon would be a vital step on the road to victory as the Americans continued to island-hop their way towards the Japanese home islands. This new study details one of the hardest-fought campaigns of the Pacific War with Japanese fatalities alone on Luzon topping 200,000. Emphasizing the differences in Japanese and American strategy, and detailing the combat operations of the campaign, this volume tells the story of how MacArthur kept his promise to return and liberate the Philippines.


Shanghai and Nanjing 1937

Filename: shanghai-and-nanjing-1937.pdf
ISBN: 9781472817501
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Number of pages: 96
Author: Benjamin Lai
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Shanghai and Nanjing 1937 in PDF and EPUB From 1931, China and Japan had been embroiled in a number of small-scale conflicts that had seen vast swathes of territory being occupied by the Japanese. On 7 July 1937, the Japanese engineered the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which led to the fall of Beijing and Tianjin and the start of a de facto state of war between the two countries. This force then moved south, landing an expeditionary force to take Shanghai and from there drive west to capture Nanjing. This fully illustrated book tells the story of the Japanese assault on these two great Chinese cities. The battle of Shanghai was the first large-scale urban warfare of World War II and one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Sino-Japanese War. The determined resistance by Chinese inflicted sizable Japanese casualties, and may well have contributed to the subsequent massacre of prisoners and civilians in the battle of Nanjing, tarnishing Japan's reputation in the eyes of the world.


Darwin 1942

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ISBN: 9781472816894
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Number of pages: 96
Author: Bob Alford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Darwin 1942 in PDF and EPUB Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, lightning advances by Japanese forces throughout the Pacific and the Far East, and a desperate battle by the Allied command in the Dutch East Indies, it became evident that an attack on Australia was more a matter of 'when' and not 'if'. On 19 February, just eleven weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and two weeks after the fall of Singapore, the same Japanese battle group that had attacked Hawaii was ordered to attack the ill-prepared and under-defended Australian port of Darwin. Publishing 75 years after this little-known yet devastating attack, this fully illustrated study details what happened on that dramatic day in 1942 with the help of contemporary photographs, maps, and profiles of the commanders and machines involved in the assault.


Lake Trasimene 217 BC

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ISBN: 9781472816320
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Number of pages: 96
Author: Nic Fields
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Lake Trasimene 217 BC in PDF and EPUB Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders – unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting. The destruction of the Roman force at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the Ancient World's greatest commanders thanks to his use of innovative tactics, including the first recorded use of a turning movement. The Romans would not send another major army to confront him until the battle of Cannae in 216 BC. This new study, based on recent archaeological work on the battlefield itself, tells the full story of one of Hannibal's greatest victories with the help of maps, full-colour illustrations, and detailed sections on the make-up of the armies and their commanders.


Sevastopol s Wars

Filename: sevastopol-s-wars.pdf
ISBN: 9781472822277
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Number of pages: 432
Author: Mungo Melvin CB OBE
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Sevastopol s Wars in PDF and EPUB Founded by Catherine the Great, the maritime city of Sevastopol has been fought over for centuries. Crucial battles of the Crimean War were fought on the hills surrounding the city, and the memory of this stalwart defence inspired those who fruitlessly battled the Germans during World War II. Twice the city has faced complete obliteration yet twice it has risen, phoenix-like, from the ashes. In this groundbreaking volume, award-winning author Mungo Melvin explores how Sevastopol became the crucible of conflict over three major engagements – the Crimean War, the Russian Civil War and World War II – witnessing the death and destruction of countless armies yet creating the indomitable 'spirit of Sevastopol'. By weaving together first-hand interviews, detailed operational reports and battle analysis, Melvin creates a rich tapestry of history.


World War II German Motorized Infantry Panzergrenadiers

Filename: world-war-ii-german-motorized-infantry-panzergrenadiers.pdf
ISBN: 9781472819451
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Number of pages: 64
Author: Nigel Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online World War II German Motorized Infantry Panzergrenadiers in PDF and EPUB In World War II Germany's doctrine of mobile warfare dominated the battlefield. By trial and error, the Germans were the first to correctly combine the strength in tanks and in mobile infantry and artillery. This integration of mobile units, equipment and tactics underpinned Germany's successes in the first half of the war. As the war dragged on, the Allies sought to copy German tactics but German armies remained supreme in this type of warfare until their losses had seriously degraded their capabilities. This study traces the development of the different types of unit that came together in the Panzergrenadier branch from the inter-war years through World War II. Using colour plates to display the changes in uniform, equipment and insignia in all theatres of operations throughout the conflict, this is a complete account of Hitler's elite armoured infantry.


Kursk 1943

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ISBN: 9781472816924
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Number of pages: 96
Author: Robert Forczyk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Kursk 1943 in PDF and EPUB Mauled at Stalingrad, the German army looked to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front with a huge offensive launched near the city of Kursk, 280 miles south-west of Moscow. Armed with the new Panther tank, Hitler and Field Marshal von Manstein were confident that they could inflict another crushing defeat on the Soviet Union. What they did not know is that the Soviets knew about the coming attack, and they were ready. This book focuses on the southern front of this campaign, which featured one of the biggest clash of armour of the warin the battle of Prokhorovka which involved over a thousand tanks. It examines in detail the tactics and mistakes of the army commanders as they orchestrated one of the bloodiest battles in World War II. Using campaign maps, stunning photographs and vivid artwork, this new study, a companion to Campaign 272 Kursk 1943: The Northern Front, examines whether that the German offensive was doomed from the start as it takes the reader through this titanic clash of armour.


History of United States Naval Operations in World War II

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ISBN: 025207064X
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 392
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Download and read online History of United States Naval Operations in World War II in PDF and EPUB The smoke from the Battle for Leyte Gulf had hardly cleared before plans were being made for the liberation of the rest of the Philippine Archipelago. Volume 13 of Morison's masterful history covers the taking of Mindoro as a stepping stone to Luzon, the major landings on the shores of Lingayen Gulf, and the amphibious landings that wrested Borneo from the Japanese, as well as the series of short, swift operations that liberated Palawan, Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, and Mindanao. In this volume, Morison describes the newly prominent role of the Kamikaze Special Attack Corps, whose frenzied suicidal bombings offered the main resistance to the Allied occupation of Mindoro. Alongside details of military operations, Morison includes a heartstopping account of the typhoon of 18 December 1944, which blew up unexpectedly into a shrieking hellcat of a storm while Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet worked frantically to refuel. He also recounts the work of the ""Rice Paddy Navy,"" a combined corps of American volunteers from the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard that collaborated with thousands of Chinese sailors, fishermen, pirates, and guerrillas and ended up fighting the last naval battle of the war using sailing junks. "


Engineers of the Southwest Pacific 1941 1945

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ISBN: UOM:39015027335275
Release Date: 1959
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Author: United States. Army. Forces, Pacific
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Kasaysayan

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ISBN: UOM:39015072788568
Release Date: 1978
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The New York Times Biographical Service

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118473342
Release Date: 1978-01
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Download and read online The New York Times Biographical Service in PDF and EPUB A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.


The Final Victories

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ISBN: 0761449507
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Number of pages: 128
Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Download and read online The Final Victories in PDF and EPUB "Covers the events of World War II, including the fall of the Third Reich, island hopping in the Pacific, the defeat of Japan, and the Marshall Plan"--Provided by publisher.


The Infantry s Armor

Filename: the-infantry-s-armor.pdf
ISBN: 9780811743792
Release Date: 2010-02-17
Number of pages: 416
Author: Harry Yeide
Publisher: Stackpole Books

Download and read online The Infantry s Armor in PDF and EPUB Tanks, amphibian tanks, and amphibian tractors in action in all theaters, from Africa and Europe to the Pacific. How the battalions fought the war, often in the tankers' own words. Crystal-clear maps.


Shipbuilding and Shipping Record

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015854628
Release Date: 1945-01
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Download and read online Shipbuilding and Shipping Record in PDF and EPUB Includes special issues.