Twelve world-renowned military historians provide a fresh re-evaluation of the events, troops, strategies, and tactics of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Despite unforgiving conditions and brutal jungle fighting that drained resources and morale, the American advance across the ocean towards the Japanese homelands drove the evolution of ever more innovative amphibious warfare, and increasingly desperate Japanese countermeasures.
Bringing together American, Japanese, Australian, and British perspectives, each chapter of The Pacific War Companion focuses on a different aspect of the conflict - from operational planning to the experiences of the men on the ground, and from the assault on Pearl Harbor to the atomic annihilation of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
About the Author
Daniel Marston is Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. He completed both his BA and MA in History at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and his DPhil in the History of War at Balliol College, Oxford. Previous publications include The Seven Years' War (Osprey, 2001), The French-Indian War 1754-1760 , The American Revolution 1774-1783 (both Osprey, 2002) and Phoenix from the Ashes: The Indian Army in the Burma Campaign (Praeger, 2003) which won the 2003 Templer Medal. Daniel was born and raised in Boston, MA. The author lives in Dorchester, USA.