Pacific War Day by Day

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The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of conflicts and wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle—and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The fate of soldiers, battalions, armies, can change in the blink of an eye—with this comprehensive book readers can follow the conflicting sides in their strategy, weaponry, and ...

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Overview

The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of conflicts and wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle—and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The fate of soldiers, battalions, armies, can change in the blink of an eye—with this comprehensive book readers can follow the conflicting sides in their strategy, weaponry, and policies.

The Pacific War Day by Day is a chronological approach to the conflict, allowing the reader to see at a glance the key battles on land, at sea and in the air. The individual stories of these events appear as separate articles written as lively newspaper accounts. In this way the reader can relive the ebb-and-flow of the war, as the Japanese juggernaut overruns Southeast Asia and the central Pacific in 1941–42, and then fights a losing war as the massive industrial might of the United States gathered momentum.

The vast distances involved in operations, coupled with the need to land forces from ships, led to great advances in military technology and so The Pacific War Day by Day inclues featues on aircraft carriers, carrier airraft, long-range bombers, small arms, and amphibious landing techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785827528
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 343,813
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

John Davison is a full-time military writer who specializes in modern and twentieth century warfare. He is the co-author of In the Shadow of the Swastika and Ultimate Special Forces. He currently lives in the UK.
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