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Okinawa 1945, The Last Battle
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP CAM96
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About this book
By the spring of 1945 the Allies were sweeping all before them in the Pacific War against Japan, and a series of victories had reclaimed many of the islands and territories seized by the Imperial Japanese forces in the early months of the war. The dark days of humiliating defeat were far behind the unstoppable Allied juggernaut - victory was now assured. The question was where the last battle would be fought. That place was the island of Okinawa. This book details the struggle for the island as US Marines and Army units battled determined Japanese defenders in the last battle of World War II.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • The Opposing Plans
  • The Opposing Commanders
  • The Opposing Armies
  • Preliminary operations - The Landings
  • Operation TEN-GO
  • Advance and Stalemate
  • Japanese Counterattack
  • Buckner's offensive
  • The final operations
  • The Battlefield Today
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Paperback; March 2002; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781855326071

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