[Osprey Campaign 96] • Okinawa 1945

[Osprey Campaign 96] • Okinawa 1945
Authors
Rottman, Gordon
Publisher
Osprey Publishing
Tags
okinawa 1945: the last battle , history , war
ISBN
9781782004622
Date
2002-03-25T00:00:00+00:00
Size
46.35 MB
Lang
en
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By the spring of 1945 the Allies were sweeping all before them in the Pacific War against Japan, and a series of victories had reclaimed many of the islands and territories seized by the Imperial Japanese forces in the early months of the war. The dark days of humiliating defeat were far behind the unstoppable Allied juggernaut - victory was now assured. The question was where the last battle would be fought. That place was the island of Okinawa. This book details the struggle for the island as US Marines and Army units battled determined Japanese defenders in the last battle of World War II (1939-1945).