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Japanese Defense Against Amphibious Operations By U.S. Army
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Detailed intelligence report covers the structures and weapons utilized by the Japanese forces in defending against Allied amphibious operations. Most of the photographs have been seldom published... More > elsewhere, and depict both the weapons and the various fortified positions encountered by Allied forces. Originally published in February 1945 by the Military Intelligence Division, War Department, Washington, DC, as Special Series No. 29. Contents: Tactics and Organization; Tactics; Fortifications and Airfields; Japanese Coast Defense Guns (machine guns to heavy artillery); Detection and Communication (radar, radio, searchlights). 129 pages, 91 photos, 2 drawings, 6 maps.< Less
Pastel: Deception in the Invasion of Japan By Dr. Thomas M. Huber
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In 1945, to end the Pacific War, American strategic plans foresaw an invasion of Japan's heavily defended home islands. Operations Olympic and Coronet, America's proposed landings on Kyushu and the... More > Tokyo Plain, were the largest amphibious invasions ever planned. Although precluded by the war's end, preparations for both were extensive. To gain the element of surprise, Washington and theater planners developed Operations Pastel and Coronet Deception, deception operations designed to convey to the Japanese a false story of where the actual assault landings would occur. In this work, Huber reveals the contents, origins, and effects of these two comprehensive, coordinated deception plans. Originally published in 1988 by the Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Leavenworth, Kansas. 61 pages, 6 maps, 2 figures, 1 table.< Less
The Man on the Ground: Who Really Wins Our Wars? By Allan Callow
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As a medical officer serving in the US Navy during World War II, Allan Callow witnessed the horrors of war firsthand. Now, in this personal account, he presents a hard-hitting combat story of how the... More > American military battled enemy forces in the Pacific theatre. In this account, Callow examines how infantry units and explosives played a role in the war and how amphibious storm landings in the Pacific hurt the enemy. He also recalls the invasions of Tarawa and Iwo Jima by American military forces. Callow’s descriptions of the battles, violence, and lives lost demonstrate the sacrifice of American troops and make a compelling case that the world should wage peace instead of war. Whether you are a student of World War II or just someone who wants to know what combat is really like, you’ll be astounded by the rawness and bravery in The Man on the Ground.< Less
The Man on the Ground: Who Really Wins Our Wars? By Allan Callow
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As a medical officer serving in the US Navy during World War II, Allan Callow witnessed the horrors of war firsthand. Now, in this personal account, he presents a hard-hitting combat story of how the... More > American military battled enemy forces in the Pacific theatre. In this account, Callow examines how infantry units and explosives played a role in the war and how amphibious storm landings in the Pacific hurt the enemy. He also recalls the invasions of Tarawa and Iwo Jima by American military forces. Callow’s descriptions of the battles, violence, and lives lost demonstrate the sacrifice of American troops and make a compelling case that the world should wage peace instead of war. Whether you are a student of World War II or just someone who wants to know what combat is really like, you’ll be astounded by the rawness and bravery in The Man on the Ground.< Less
The Big Spud: The USS Idaho In World War II: A War Diary By a Member of Its VO Squadron By William Schumann
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. As well as being a memoir based on the author's secret wartime diary, it is also the only complete history of the battleship ever published. The author, who... More > served on the ship throughout the war, was the observer in a Vought OS2U Kingfisher seaplane used for aerial spotting and observation, especially during the shelling of enemy defenses during amphibious invasions. In addition to his diary, he researched the ship's records in the archives to produce this complete history/memoir. 79 photos, 43 documents, 2 maps.< Less
The Big Spud: USS Idaho in WWII By William Schumann
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. In addition to being a memoir based on the author's secret wartime diary, it is also the only complete history of the battleship ever published. The author,... More > who served on the ship throughout the war, was the observer in a Vought OS2U Kingfisher seaplane used for aerial spotting and observation, especially during the shelling of enemy defenses during amphibious invasions. In addition to his diary, he researched the ship's records in the archives to produce this complete history/memoir. 79 photos, 43 documents, 2 maps.< Less
Gung Ho Marines! World War 2 Memoir of an Amtrac Commander By Harry Lee Neely
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Merriam Press World War II Memoir Series. This is not for the faint of heart. Because Harry Neely is who he is, and has been through what he has been through, this tells the raw unvarnished truth of... More > the early 1940s, the dirty ugly truth about war. It reveals the hatred that is instilled into troops before battle. It reveals the brutality that is released in war. This is also about love, the unconditional love that a man displays when he retrieves the wounded under fire, or shares a poncho with a wet Marine, or saddles up and moves out to stop a Japanese counteroffensive. This is one man’s war as seen by one man and told by one man. It is also every man’s war in one way or another. If your brother, father, grandfather, uncle or friend fought as a combatant in World War II, read this and then you will know. From boot camp, to the invasions of Kwajalein, Guam and Okinawa, with a rest stop between invasions at Guadalcanal, this is Harry's war. 51 photos.< Less
Disaster at Dieppe: World War II's Little D-Day By Narayan Sengupta
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On August 19, 1942, 5,000 Canadian, 1,000 British, 50 American and 24 French troops attacked Dieppe, France. This was Operation Jubilee, World War II’s first large amphibious operation. The... More > Allies had hundreds of vessels, Churchill tanks, Commandos, Spitfires, Hurricanes, P-51 Mustangs, B-17s, Typhoons, etc. They expected an easy win. However, they met S-boats, determined German troops and hundreds of Luftwaffe aircraft including superb FW-190s, Stukas, Me-109s, Ju-88s, Do-217s and He-111s, flak and artillery. The sky flooded with aircraft, making it the Western Front’s biggest air battle. Germany’s pilots were superb. Though outnumbered, they shot down over 100 Allied aircraft. In hours, the landing Canadians had a massive defeat, losing five out of six men and all their tanks. But the lessons learned at Dieppe saved 10 times as many lives at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. “Disaster at Dieppe” is a well-illustrated fast read. 167 pages, 9" x 6", 66 photos and maps.< Less
World War 2 Salerno Beach Head By Ronald Ledwell
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SALERNO: The invasion at Salerno was to be a sudden amphibious operation, quickly concluded and followed by a rapid dash up the coast to the Capital of Rome. In one fell swoop, the Allies were going... More > to occupy Italy and trap large formations of occupying German troops in the southern boot of the Italian peninsula. However, unknown to the Americans and British: the German Wehrmacht had already acted with their customary efficiency, rushing battle hardened divisions to the invasion beach, ringing it in a fist of steel.< Less

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