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Killing Ground on Okinawa: The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill

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A key point in the Japanese defensive line on Okinawa in May 1945, Sugar Loaf Hill was the site of a tenacious seven-day battle that inflicted heavy casualties on the U.S. Marines attacking the hill. In this emotionally compelling account of the fierce fight, James H. Hallas chronicles the extraordinary courage and tactical skills of the 6th Marine Division's junior ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by US Naval Institute Press (first published March 30th 1996)
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'Aussie Rick'
Aug 16, 2012 'Aussie Rick' rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-military, ww2
James H. Hallas's book Killing Ground on Okinawa is one of those books that should be in any decent military history library. Having previously read his account of the fighting on Peleliu, The Devil's Anvil I couldn't wait to read this account of the battle for Sugar Loaf Hill. I am happy to say that I was not disappointed in this book.

The author allows the Marines who took part in the fighting tell the story and its incredible to read what these blokes went through for what looks like a very s
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Brendan Steinhauser
Jan 24, 2016 Brendan Steinhauser rated it liked it
This book is about the Battle of Okinawa in World War Two, which was the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theater of the war. It covers the Marines and the hand to hand fighting that they did in order to help defeat the Japanese military that was dug in and prepared to fight to the death. My grandfather was in the Army and fought on Okinawa, and I have also read books about the Army's role in the battle. So this was a good book to supplement that reading with something about the Marines, who ...more
Fredrick Danysh
Jul 07, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
Shelves: us-marines, history
Okinawa was the last invasion by the Americans in the Pacific during World War II. It was the last step toward invading the Japanese home islands and some of the most intense fighting of the war. The battle for Sugarloaf Hill was some of the fiercest fighting of the campaign. A good read.
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