Touched with fire: the land war in the South Pacific

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Penguin Books, Jul 1, 1997 - History - 608 pages
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The horrors of this century's war in the South Pacific extended far beyond the detonation of atomic bombs. In this revelatory portrayal of the lives of the regular infantrymen who struggled to contain the Japanese advance, Bergerud presents a chilling and compelling record of the incredible hardships endured by these soldiers and the heroic efforts that resulted in the reversal of the course of the war. of photos. 8 maps.

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Not a chronology but rather a portrait of how the Americans and Australians (don't forget the Aussies!) fought in the war's worst theater. Read full review

Review: Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific

User Review  - Mark Merry - Goodreads

Outstanding account of the Australian / US war effort in the South Pacific. A surprisingly astute reading of the Australian military by a foreign author. The analysis resonates with the accounts I heard from family members who served in the AIF / RAAF during WWII Read full review

Contents

The Strategic Magnet
1
The War Against the Land
55
The Armies
119
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