A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War

A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War[BOOKS] ✯ A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War By Richard Wheeler – Heartforum.co.uk If the US Marines gave birth to a legend in the halls of Montezuma in the nineteenth century, they added glorious luster to it with their heroism and victories against the Japanese in World War II For If the US Marines gave Valor: The Epub ß birth to a legend in the halls of Montezuma in the nineteenth century, they added glorious luster to it with their heroism and victories against the Japanese in World War II For this vivid, foxhole view of the A Special PDF or Marines war, Richard Wheeler draws extensively on frontline eyewitness accounts of Marines and combat journalists and backs up their stories with official US action reports and captured Japanese materials First published in , the book has earned praise as a popular, one volume history Special Valor: The PDF ✓ of all the battles fought by the Marine Corps in the Pacific campaign The book describes in fascinating and exciting detail the heroic defense of Wake Island against an overwhelming enemy assault force It traces the long bloody battle for Guadalcanal that brought the Marines their first victory and gave America and its allies control of the strategically important Soloman Islands It follows the painful, island by island counterattack toward the Japanese homeland when the Marines created new legends at such places as Bougainville, Saipan, Tarawa, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa Here are the remarkable exploits of the Marines holding off Japanese assault waves at Heartbreak Ridge, storming across coral reefs, and struggling up the slopes of Mount Suribachi to raise the Stars and Stripes Some sixty five photographs enhance the book, which is now available in paperback for the first time.

Librarian Note There isthan one Valor: The Epub ß author in the Goodreads database with this nameRichard Dick Wheeler was an accomplished military historian and served with the United States Marine Corp Easy Company, nd Battalion, th Marines, th Marine Division during World War II Wheeler participated A Special PDF or in the Battle of Iwo Jima and was wounded there He wrote seventeen military history books and served as a consultant on numerous movie and television productions He passed away on October , at the age of .

A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War Epub
    A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War Epub Marines their first victory and gave America and its allies control of the strategically important Soloman Islands It follows the painful, island by island counterattack toward the Japanese homeland when the Marines created new legends at such places as Bougainville, Saipan, Tarawa, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa Here are the remarkable exploits of the Marines holding off Japanese assault waves at Heartbreak Ridge, storming across coral reefs, and struggling up the slopes of Mount Suribachi to raise the Stars and Stripes Some sixty five photographs enhance the book, which is now available in paperback for the first time."/>
  • Paperback
  • 466 pages
  • A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War
  • Richard Wheeler
  • English
  • 11 September 2019
  • 1591149371

10 thoughts on “A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War

  1. Martin says:

    A very good book for those wanting to understand the American WWII Pacific Campaigns This book follows the Navy and Marines island hopping, rather than MacArthur s push up from Australia, that liberated the Philippines From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, all the island invasions are covered here in strong detail The author was a Marine himself, and the attention to the actual footsloggers on each island is illuminating This book has sufficient maps and diagrams to help the reader understand the act A very good book for those wanting to understand the American WWII Pacific Campaigns This book follows the Navy and Marines island hopping, rather than MacArthur s push up from Australia, that liberated the Philippines From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, all the island invasions are covered here in strong detail The author was a Marine himself, and the attention to the actual footsloggers on each island is illuminating This book has sufficient maps and diagrams to help the reader understand the action as well A good book to give any level reader a clear idea of the carnage in the Pacific

  2. Kendrick Hughes says:

    Excellent book on marines in the pacific

  3. Fredrick Danysh says:

    The Marines were restricted to the Pacific Theater during World War II by a World War I treaty Wheeler explores their actions against the Japanese.

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