At The Water's Edge: Defending Against the Modern Amphibious Assault

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Until Now, books on amphibious warfare have taken the perspective of the side conducting the landing. This groundbreaking study by a longtime student and practitioner of the subject offers for the first time a comprehensive look at modern amphibious warfare from the view of those faced with the difficult task of defeating the landing.

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Overview

Until Now, books on amphibious warfare have taken the perspective of the side conducting the landing. This groundbreaking study by a longtime student and practitioner of the subject offers for the first time a comprehensive look at modern amphibious warfare from the view of those faced with the difficult task of defeating the landing.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781591143222
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 850,386
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations IX

List of Maps XI

Preface XIII

List of Abbreviations XV

1 Anti-Landing Defense: The Other Face of Amphibious Warfare 1

2 The Search Begins: Gallipoli, 1915 10

3 Preparations for Invasion: Great Britain, 1940 24

4 German Mobile Defense: Sicily and Salerno, 1943 39

5 German Defense at the Water's Edge: Normandy, 1944 59

6 The Americans Try Their Hand: Wake and Midway, 1941-1942 78

7 Japanese Naval Defense: The Southwest Pacific Area, 1942-1944 94

8 Japanese Defense at the Water's Edge: The Gilberts and Marshalls, 1943-1944 117

9 Japanese Defense in Transition: Saipan to lwo Jima, 1944-1945 134

10 The Ultimate Naval Defense: Okinawa and Japan, 1945 153

11 A Poor Man's Naval Defense: Inchon and Wonsan, 1950 173

12 Lessons Learned and Unlearned: The Falkland Islands, 1982 186

13 Anti-Landing Defense and the Implications for Future Amphibious Operations 203

Notes 219

Bibliography 235

Index 249

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