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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TOUCHED WITH FIRE: The Land War in the South Pacific

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Eyewitness accounts by combat survivors of early battles of the Pacific, interspersed with lucid commentary by the author, recounting how green American and veteran Australian troops stopped the ... Read full review

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User Review  - seoulful - LibraryThing

Very well-written book of the land war in the Pacific using interviews and his own extensive knowledge to cover the brutal island warfare from 1942 until early 1944. Written from the viewpoint of the ... Read full review

Contents

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