US World War II Amphibious Tactics: Army and Marine Corps, Pacific Theater (Elite Series #117) by Gordon L. Rottman, Peter Dennis |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
US World War II Amphibious Tactics: Army and Marine Corps, Pacific Theater (Elite Series #117)

US World War II Amphibious Tactics: Army and Marine Corps, Pacific Theater (Elite Series #117)

by Gordon L. Rottman, Peter Dennis
     
 

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Osprey's study of the United States' naval tactics during World War II (1939-1945
). The US armed forces were responsible for many tactical innovations during the years 1941–45, but in no field was US mastery more complete than amphibious warfare. In the vast, almost empty battlefield of the Pacific the US Navy and Marine Corps were obliged to develop

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Osprey's study of the United States' naval tactics during World War II (1939-1945
). The US armed forces were responsible for many tactical innovations during the years 1941–45, but in no field was US mastery more complete than amphibious warfare. In the vast, almost empty battlefield of the Pacific the US Navy and Marine Corps were obliged to develop every aspect of the amphibious assault landing in painstaking detail, from the design of many new types of vessel, down to the tactics of the rifle platoon hitting the beach, and the logistic system without which they could not have fought their way inland. This fascinating study offers a clear, succinct explanation of every phase of these operations as they evolved during the war years, illustrated with detailed color plates and photographs.

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“US World War II Amphibious Tactics will provide the enthusiast of the European and North African theaters an affordable, concise overview of equipment, formations and tactics utilized in the massive sea-borne landings during WWII.” —John Adams-Graf, Military Trader Magazine

“I have to tell you that I found a lot of new information in this book. It also showed me that an amphibious assault took a great deal of planning and coordination to pull off, so it is pretty amazing that they all worked out. It is a book that I know you'll enjoy and [I] recommend it without hesitation.” —Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841768410
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Elite Series, #117
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,131,306
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer.

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