Tarawa to Okinawa 1943-1945
By (author) Derrick Wright
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Pacific Victory by Derrick Wright
Book DescriptionThese battles were all characterised by savage fighting and heavy casualties on both sides. Employing archive colour and black & white photographs, maps and first-hand accounts, the author relates these pivotal battles to the wider struggle against the Japanese in the Pacific.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750937467
(263mm x 194mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
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.
To the Far Side of Hell, Paperback / softback (August 2005)» View all books by Derrick Wright
poignant account and analysis of the bloody battle in the Pacific."To the Far Side of Hell" is the story of the World War II battle for the Pacific island of Peleliu in the autumn of 1944."
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Author Biography - Derrick Wright
Derrick Wright's books on the war in the Pacific include: Tarawa 1943: A Hell of a Way to Die (1996); Tarawa: The Turning of the Tide (2000); Iwo Jima: The Marines Raise the Flag on Mount Suribachi (2001); To The Far Side of Hell: The Battle for Peleliu, 1944 (2002) and The Battle for Iwo Jima 1945 (Sutton, 2003)
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