Iwo Jima 1945
The Marines Raise the Flag on Mount Suribachi
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Iwo Jima 1945 by Derrick Wright
Book DescriptionOne of the decisive battles of the Second World War in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lt General Holand Smith, the overall Marine Commander, as 'the toughest fight in the 169 years of our corps' - a titanic struggle of savagery that eclipsed all that had gone before. The island was of major strategic importance to the US Air Force, but also to the Japanese 20,000 of whom were deeply entrenched in the island, and to whom surrender was not an option. The loss of Iwo Jima was proof to the Japanese that the Americans could seize one of the world's most heavily defended islands.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841761787
(248mm x 184mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derrick Wright
Pacific Victory, Paperback (August 2010)
The American 'island-hopping' campaign in the Pacific was a crucial factor in the eventual defeat of Japan in 1945. In November 1943, Tarawa tested the doctrine of seaborne assault to the limit in a 76-hour battle.
Hell in the Pacific, Hardback (May 2008)
The battle of Iwo Jima saw one hundred thousand men fighting over a tiny volcanic island of just 8 square miles. The island was of major strategic importance to the US Air Force.
Battle for Iwo Jima 1945, Paperback (July 2006)
Iwo 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.
Battle for Iwo Jima, 1945, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Derrick Wright
The history of the Battle for Iwo Jima
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Author Biography - Derrick Wright
Jim Laurier is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art. Connecticut, in 1978 and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, completing assignments in a wide variety of fields. Jim has a keen interest in military subjects, both aviation and armour, and is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of Illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association. Derrick Wright is the author of 'Tarawa: A Hell of a Way to Die' (Windrow & Greene, 1997) and 'The Battle for Iwo Jima' (Sutton, 1999). His interest in the Second World War started in childhood, as he grew up in the Teeside area which was subjected to so many bombing raids. After national Service with the Army, he became an engineer specialising in Ultrasonics. Retired, he lives with his wife on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. He has four daughters.
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