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History of US Naval Operations in WWII 6: Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier 7/42-5/44 (History of United States Naval Operations in World War II #6)
Volume 6 traces the gradual turning of the Pacific War from the overconfident Japanese to the determined, undersupplied Allies. It examines the pivotal Papuan campaign, the Huan Gulf and Bougainville campaigns, and the conflicts that led to the taking of Rabaul.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Naval Institute Press
(first published January 30th 1950)
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Morison brings us deep inside the campaign to win the Bismark islands. Although Rabaul is arguably the main focus of the book, the book mostly spends time on the surrounding islands and the strategy used to neutralize a 100,000+ garrison base without actually landing troops. Since this campaign blends water- and land-based forces, more time is spent on the land-based side of the war than others in this series.
Samuel Eliot Morison, son of John H. and Emily Marshall (Eliot) Morison, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 9 July 1887. He attended Noble’s School at Boston, and St. Paul’s at Concord, New Hampshire, before entering Harvard University, from which he was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1908. He studied at the Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France, in 1908-1909, and retu ...moreMore about Samuel Eliot Morison...
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