US Army Campaigns of World War II India-Burma (US Army Campaigns of World War II (Illustrated), #5) [NOOK Book]

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India-Burma

2 April 1942-28 January 1945

Most still remember the famous battles, Midway, D Day, The Bulge – Mainly from the movies that still play on Veterans Day each year. But the War was truly for the first time a Multi-Continent World War. What of the US Army actions in Burma, Ryukus, Alaska and the sands of Egypt.

Think the Island hopping done throughout the Pacific was a Marine affair? Not only was the ...

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Overview

India-Burma

2 April 1942-28 January 1945

Most still remember the famous battles, Midway, D Day, The Bulge – Mainly from the movies that still play on Veterans Day each year. But the War was truly for the first time a Multi-Continent World War. What of the US Army actions in Burma, Ryukus, Alaska and the sands of Egypt.

Think the Island hopping done throughout the Pacific was a Marine affair? Not only was the Army the lead force in the Philippines, but also small Islands in the Central and Western Pacific, crawling into landing craft and storming beaches.

This series of books was commissioned to document with Photographs, Maps and Words the service of our Army during this critical time in history.

"We got a hell of a beating," Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell told the crowd of reporters in the Indian capital of New Delhi. It was May 1942, and the American general, who had only recently arrived in the Far East to assume the position of chief of staff to Chinese leader Chi- ang Kai-shek, was chafing at failure in his first command in the field. Following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the previous Decem- ber, the Japanese had won victory after victory, extending their em- pire from Wake Island in the Pacific to Malaya and Singapore in Southeast Asia.

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