Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun

Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun

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by Gene Eric Salecker
     
 

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  • First work dedicated solely to the use of Army tanks in the Pacific Theater
  • Covers armor battles in the Philippines, Makin, the Solomons, Rabaul, New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa

    Although the history of armor in World War II has captured the attention of countless authors, no one has yet chronicled the extensive use of tanks in the Pacific--until now.

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  • First work dedicated solely to the use of Army tanks in the Pacific Theater
  • Covers armor battles in the Philippines, Makin, the Solomons, Rabaul, New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa

    Although the history of armor in World War II has captured the attention of countless authors, no one has yet chronicled the extensive use of tanks in the Pacific--until now. In comprehensive detail Gene Eric Salecker describes the exploits of American tanks on the jungle islands where troops engaged in savage combat and encountered unforgiving weather and terrain. Stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands in 1941, the U.S. Army's independent tank battalions fought from the very start of the war. From New Guinea and the Solomons to the Ryukyus, American armor proved instrumental in winning World War II in the Pacific.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780811703147
    Publisher:
    Stackpole Books
    Publication date:
    05/10/2008
    Pages:
    464
    Product dimensions:
    6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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