S contending plans for achieving victory over the Japanese But e was certainly not the only enemy to the unanimity of purpose that raised it s
HEAD ON BOTH SIDES AS BOTH on both sides as both service rivalries on the US and sharp differences of opinion on the Japanese side between those in igh command caused a certain unpredictability as to which of from two to many alternatives was to be followedRevisionist theories about Roosevelt knowing about the impending attack on Peal Harbor and doing nothing to prevent it are laid to rest Also the fanatical resistance of the Japanese based on part of their believe that since their Emperor was a god that they could not possibly lose and other factors are brought forward to justify the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a least worst alternative that saved lives on both sides over a conventional amphibious landing that would ave dwarfed the action at Normandy followed by a long war of attrition leading to an inevitable Japanese defeatAfter the Battle of Guadalcanal my mother and aunt together presented the original commission of Major Samuel Nicholas which Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata had been in my family for generations to General Vandergrift USMC toonor the many Marines who carried the fighting to the Japanese in countless amphibious assaults The most famous of these was Iwo Jima the only battle in which Marines than Japanese were lost and whose victorious conclusion is memorialized by the statue of Marines in Arlington National Cemetery raising the Stars and Stripes over Mt Suribatchi to signal the US victory There must be better Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing histories of World War II in the Pacific even better anthologies of essays on the Pacific War than this uneven collection Some of the chapters are good including chapter 3 on the Japanese invasions of Pacific islands chapter 10 on the logistical challenges facing Japan and chapter 12 on the tactics of battles on rocky volcanic islands But others are terrible chapter 5 is relentlessly contemptuous of Japanese military leadership and chapter 8 on the contributions of Australia and New Zealand is painfully parochial in tone Everything in this bookas a purpose and reason Not a word wasted This is a very good book composed of 13 different essays by noted WWII scholars A few of the essays are somewhat superficial but this is than compensated for by Coping with Disaster Allied strategy and command in the Pacific 1941 42 and After Midway Japanese naval strategy 1942 45 There is also an outstanding essay on the central Pacific campaign and another outstanding essay on amphibious warfare the author explores both American and Japanese developments in amphibious warfare and
the operational challenges which ad to be overcome operational challenges which ad to be overcome essays provide a very good strategic operational overview of the war in the Pacific and will provide a solid foundation for further reading on the tactical operational level A collection of essays about the Pacific theater in
"WWII Not As Engaging "Not as engaging Rise and Fall of the Third Reich because aving many different authors leads to changes in style which are a little jarring Looking past that it was avery informative read and I learned bunches The take away message is don t start a war with another country with a larger navy and industrial base because you will eventually lose. Ged in the unforgiving climate of the island jungles Each chapter in this book focuses on a different aspect of this conflict from the planning of operations to the experiences of the men who were there. Would ave benefited from maps too much of a screed against MacArthur A scholarly look at the Pacific TheaterI enjoy the first person books about the War any war really Hearing from those who experienced it I find very moving but then my dad was an engineer in many major operations in WW II and I can t talk to The Origin of Feces him now I thought this was another example but it s a thoughtful analysis of the war in the Pacific the reasons decisions were made and the progression There is something great chapter on why the use and not just the demonstration of the atomic bomb was necessary The authors bring out many interesting details for example MacArthur Very good book for a general insight on the Pacific War Of course it doesnt go very much into details but it provides interesting explanations on all sorts of key elements What i liked most is that the authors really tried to put their finger on the essential uestions and strived to answer them why the atomic bombings were seen as necessary by many for instanceI really recommend it to all people interested in this war Very interesting book about world war twoThe author did a great job in gathering so much data and presenting in such a clear fashion This book is aboutistory and it reads very clear about personalities and the suffering behind the Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution headlines Iighly recommend this book I found The Pacific War Companion From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima to be a fascinating look into the shifting currents of military istory From my perspective as one who was born a few months
before Pearl Harbor World War II was a vivid part of my childhood memories I remember long trains of flatcars making Pearl Harbor World War II was a vivid part of my childhood memories I remember long trains of flatcars making way to Philadelphia laden with cargo such as tanks giant ship propellers and the like destined for the European Theater Gasoline and tire rationing was an everyday reality as was the expedient of retreading tires to extract miles for less rubber Men on leave in smartly dressed in uniforms were to be seen everywhere and commanded an almost reflexive respectMoreover the very distant war in the Pacific was brought very close to my eart because of my ancestry and its conseuences I am the four greats grandchild and
"namesake of major "of Major Nicholas who was the first and ighest ranking Continental Marine commissioned by the Continental Congress on 28 Nov 1775 with a document signed by John Handcock whose signature was the elegant prototype of my own childish imitation My aunt Florence Elizabeth Tryon sponsored the USS Nicholas DD 449 which was the first Fletcher class destroyer built along with er sister ship O Bannon at the Bath Iron Works in Bath Main both launched in the spring of 1942The career of the Nicholas was a long and distinguished one after Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante her sister ship the O Bannon she received the most battle stars of any ship in the US Navy during WWII and when she was retired after than 27 years of service even participating in the recovery of Apollo astronauts shead earned the most battle stars of any ship in the With Krishna's Eyes history of the Navy and was its longest serving destroyer Because of their exemplary service during the battle of Guadalcanal and other actions Admiral Halsey ordered that the Nicholas and O Bannon be present at the signing of the peace treaty in Tokyo Bay in Aug Sep 1945 The Nicholas was given the Published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of V J Day 'The Pacific War Companion' brings together the perspectives and insights of world renowned militaryistorians From the Japanese attack on Pearl. Onor of transporting the Japanese peace delegation to the USS Missouri for the ceremony marking the solemn conclusion of World War IIThe Pacific War Companion was a very informative read for me who Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique had learned of the details of WWII originally through a careful reading of nearly all the captions of pictures in Henry Luce s LIFE magazine whilst designing and building an elaborate naval war game during my school years To say that these were less than entirely accurate is an understatement as many of the most critical elements of the war both in the Pacific and in Europe were tightlyeld secrets The most famous of these were the breaking of the Enigma codes of some of the German services by the British and the US breaking of Japanese codes both diplomatic and military In addition combatants on all sides routinely over estimated their own successes while minimizing their losses for the benefit of their respective ome frontsHowever after the dual edged attack on Pear Harbor the plight of the US was clearly compromised by the attack itself and by other actions by Japan that extended its influence far to the south a drive made necessary by an endemic shortage of resources that was Japan
"s main weakness "main weakness the start The first six months of the Pacific War was dominated by Japan Pearl Harbor was double edged for the Japanese because although some aging battleships were sunk although most were refloated and repaired by luck or act of God the US aircraft carriers that were to prove so critical in subseuent actions were at sea Also because of a diplomatic foul up the declaration of war that was supposed to ave been presented to the US before the attack was delivered instead several L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE hours after This turned an act of war into an act of infamy which inflamed and united the American people whoad previously been largely isolationist And luckily for Churchill and our Western allies the Axis powers declared war on the US a couple of days later which virtually sealed their doom from that point onOne of the main revelations of the Pacific War Companion was the very ambivalent and divisive role of General Douglas MacArthur In large part MacArthur who by all accounts was not only andsome brilliant and charismatic was also deeply involved with some Republican members of congress who were enraged with the liberal and seemingly anti business policies of Franklin D Roosevelt Roosevelt described MacArthur
as the most dangerous man in the US During the 1944 election MacArthur through intermediaries apparently fed large amounts of moneythe most dangerous man in the US During the 1944 election MacArthur through intermediaries apparently fed large amounts of money key Republicans in congress in a bid to be nominated to run for vice president which was in violation of laws preventing those in active service from running for political officePerhaps disturbingly MacArthur s sentimental attachment to the Philippines and is conviction that Japan should be attacked from the south and from secured bases in China were both at odds with the plans of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to pursue a variation of the long standing Orange plan developed during the 1930s during contingency planning which called for an island The Mark of Cain hopping campaign or less straight across the Pacific a plan which was actually followed MacArthur s seniority personality and ambition were perhaps the most serious challenge to variou. Harbor through the release of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki the conflict in the Pacific was characterised by amazing tactical innovations in amphibious warfare andorrific battles that ra.