The Battle for Iwo Jima 1945
By (author) Derrick Wright
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Battle for Iwo Jima 1945 by Derrick Wright
Book DescriptionIwo Jima was the United States Marine Corps' toughest ever battle and a turning point in the Pacific War. In February 1945, three Marine Divisions stormed the island's shores in what was supposed to be a ten-day battle, but they had reckoned without General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, the enemy commander. 'Do not plan for my return,' wrote Kuribayashi in one of his many letters to his wife, Yoshii. He knew that he and his garrison could not defeat the Marines, but he was determined to exact a fearful toll in American casualties. In the 36-day battle for Iwo Jima, which eclipsed all that had gone before, the Marines lost nearly 6,000 men and the Japanese garrison was virtually wiped out.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750945448
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derrick Wright
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Hell in the Pacific, Hardback (May 2008)
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Battle for Iwo Jima, 1945, Paperback (March 2003)
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Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu is regarded as the Pacific war's "forgotten battle". This work details the operation that became a close-quarters slog of unprecedented savagery, one that with hindsight should not have been fought at all.
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Author Biography - Derrick Wright
DERRICK WRIGHT'S interest in the Second World War was stimulated by the many Luftwaffe bombing raids on his native Teesside. He is the author of Tarawa: A Hell of a Way to Die (Windrow & Greene, 1997). Married, with four daughters, he lives on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.
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