The Forgotten Corner of Hell
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Peleliu 1944 by Derrick Wright
Book DescriptionEqualling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu has long been regarded as the Pacific war's 'forgotten battle'. Originally planned to secure General MacArthur's eastern flank during his invasion of the Philippine Islands, the assault became superfluous after a massive carrier-based attack on the Palau Islands some weeks earlier destroyed all aircraft and shipping in the area, virtually isolating the Japanese garrison, forcing them into a battle of attrition from carefully prepared positions in the Umurbrogol Hills. This book details the operation that became a close-quarters slog of unprecedented savagery, one that with hindsight should never have been fought at all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841765129
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2002
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 was born in 1928 and spent his early years living in the Teesside area, where frequent air raids sparked off a lasting interest in WWII. Derrick's research over the years has brought him in touch with many Pacific War veterans who have provided invaluable information. His work includes Tarawa 1943 and Iwo Jima 1945 in the Campaign series. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 92: St Nazaire 1942 and Campaign 96: Okinawa 1945. Howard lives and works in Kent.
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