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  - 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

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Bergerud (military and American history, Lincoln Univ., San Francisco) turns his attention to the land war between Japan and the Allies in New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands from July ... Read full review


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