Battling in the Pacific: Soldiering in World War II

Battling in the Pacific: Soldiering in World War II

by Susan Provost Beller

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Overview

Battling in the Pacific: Soldiering in World War II by Susan Provost Beller

The U.S. troops who fought in the Pacific during World War II (1939-1945) rallied after the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941 to fight many grueling battles with Japan. Author Susan Provost Beller brings the daily struggles of these troops to life with first-person accounts of battles against an enemy that did not believe in surrender. These stories combine the routines of military life and the logistics of fighting an island-hopping war far from home with tales of daring fighting in jungles. They chronicle the attacks by kamikaze pilots and the escapes by submarines dodging depth charges. These accounts give us a better understanding of how the U.S. troops turned initial defeat into final victory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822563815
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Series: Soldiers on the Battlefront Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.33(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

Table of Contents


Prologue     6
The Day of Infamy     6
Fighting Back     22
Serving in the Pacific     28
Winning on Land     44
Winning at Sea     54
Winning in the Air     64
Prisoners of War     72
The Ultimate Weapon     81
Winners and Losers     90
Map of World War II in the Pacific     98
Chronology of World War II in the Pacific     99
Source Notes     100
Selected Bibliography     104
Further Information and Websites     107
Index     109

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