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D-Days in the Pacific

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Although most people associate the term D-Day with the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944, it is military code for the beginning of any offensive operation. In the Pacific theater during World War II there were more than one hundred D-Days. The largest—and last—was the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945, which brought together the biggest invasion fleet ever assembled, fa ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by Simon & Schuster (first published March 22nd 2005)
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Chris
Feb 09, 2015 Chris rated it liked it
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This book covered The Pacific Theater of the war from the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945. Before reading this book, I knew very little about this aspect of WWII. I think the biggest thing that I gained from it was to get a clearer picture of the 2 pronged attack scheme used by the Allies. General McArthur was in charge of mostly Army forces in the South Pacific while Admiral Nimitz headed up the Navy and Marine offensives in the Central Pacific. ...more
Thomas
Aug 12, 2012 Thomas rated it really liked it
Oh my word! This book will make you rejoice for the men and women of the armed forces. The trials and adversities they overcame. A lot of what they sacrificed is overshadowed but the war in Europe, but this was savage warfare. This makes some of the suicide bombers and extremists in the Iraq and the middle east look tame.Be prepared this book will make you cry and wonder if todays generation of soldier would do the same.
Jack
Oct 18, 2012 Jack rated it liked it
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Interesting book, but very little about D-Day landings in the Pacific. More an overview of the Pacific War and there are better books about WWII in the Pacific. Very little new information and some of what is offered is incorrect. Good reading, but not for fans of WWII. More for someone wanting an overview.
Jim
Mar 11, 2015 Jim rated it liked it
This actually a narrative of WW II in the Pacific, with several rabbits chased. I was expecting accounts of each of the amphibious landings.
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Dr. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College and an expert on World War II, among other topics in American history. Three of his eight books are on WWII: D-Days in the Pacific (2005), the story of the American re-conquest of the Pacific from Imperial Japan; Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany (2006); and The Sto ...more
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