Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll

Island Victory: The Battle of Kwajalein Atoll

by S. L. A. Marshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803282729

ISBN-13: 9780803282728

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

An on-the-spot history of a fight in the Pacific during World War II, Island Victory was the first battle history written by then–Lieutenant Colonel S. L. A. Marshall, a veteran of World War I who would serve in Korea and Vietnam and become a brigadier general in the process. After the Seventh Infantry Division drove across Kwajalein Atoll in the first…  See more details below

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An on-the-spot history of a fight in the Pacific during World War II, Island Victory was the first battle history written by then–Lieutenant Colonel S. L. A. Marshall, a veteran of World War I who would serve in Korea and Vietnam and become a brigadier general in the process. After the Seventh Infantry Division drove across Kwajalein Atoll in the first days of February 1944, successfully wresting control of the strategic southern tip from the Japanese, Marshall was charged with producing an accurate and comprehensive account of the fight. His solution: bring the front-line soldiers together at once and interview them as a group, tapping the collective memory of a platoon fresh from battle. In this book, readers get a rare, firsthand sense of all the emotions that soldiers in combat experience. Numerous maps and photographs help us visualize precisely what took place. A compelling work of military history, and the first book of its kind, Island Victory is itself an important chapter in the history of how military exploits are described and recorded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803282728
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
118
Sales rank:
1,167,221
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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