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Storm Landings

Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific
by Joseph H. Alexander
Naval Inst Pr

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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 242 pp.
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9781591140177
TB Code: 1808055
Availability: 221 in stock

This is the story of seven epic assaults from the sea against murderous enemy fire--Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Tinian, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Each risky battle enhanced the U.S. capability to concentrate overwhelming naval force against a distant island and literally kick down the front door. While the assault forces learned priceless operational lessons from each landing, so did the Japanese. The ultimate U.S. victory in the seven "storm landings" came at the total cost of 100,000 killed and wounded. The survivors faced the prospect of even bloodier future beachheads against mainland Japan.