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Iwo Jima 1945 : The Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi - Laurier

Iwo Jima 1945

The Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi

By: Laurier

Paperback Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9781841761787
Number Of Pages: 96

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One of the decisive battles of World War II (1939-1945) in the Pacific, Iwo Jima was described by Lieutenant-General Holland Smith, Commander Fleet Marine Forces Pacific, as "The most savage and most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps" - a titanic struggle that eclipsed all that had gone before. Situated halfway along the B-29 Superfortress route to the Japanese mainland, 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. This book provides a definitive account of the battle, from its origins to its hard-fought conclusion.

Introduction/Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Campaign/Battle/Aftermath and Conclusion/Battlefield Today/Chronology/Bibliography/Index

ISBN: 9781841761787
ISBN-10: 1841761788
Series: Campaign, 81
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 18.3  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1