Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II

Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II

by Gerald Astor
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Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II by Gerald Astor

A unique re-creation of one of the century's most decisive battles--the terrible, four-month conflict that preceded by a scant eight weeks the Japanese surrender on V-J Day.  Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War.  The U. S. fleet suffered severe losses: 34 ships sunk, 368 damaged, 5,000 sailors killed and 5,000 more wounded.  Before the Japanese, with a garrison of 100,000, finally surrendered, 7,700 American soldiers were killed and 31,800 were wounded.

In Operation Iceberg Gerald Astor draws on the raw experience of marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen under fire, from generals and admirals to correspondents, line officers and enlisted men on both sides of the battle lines.  Their accounts are dramatic and graphic, brutal and awe-inspiring.  Based on these first-hand accounts, and presenting a view of the battle that places it in the greater context of the entire Pacific theater, Operation Iceberg  is a remarkable account of the last great battle of World War II.

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ISBN-13: 9780440221784
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/1998
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Gerald Astor was a World War II veteran and award-winning journalist and historian whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, Playboy, and Esquire. He is also the author of A Blood-Dimmed tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men who Fought It and The Mighty Eighth: The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men Who Fought It. He made his home in Scarsdale, New York. He passed away on December 30, 2007.

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Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad account, but a couple of early chapters cover other engagements earlier in the war and detracted from Operation Iceberg
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