Pacific Island Battlegrounds of World War II

Pacific Island Battlegrounds of World War II

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Highlights decisive WWII military operations in Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, and their effects on the islands. Illustrations, maps, and index.Sitting ducks on a serene Sunday morning, six battleships neatly moored on the east side of Ford Island feel the initial blows of the ... The eighth battleship in Pearl Harbor that day was Pennsylvania, in dry dock and hidden by black smoke near center of photo. ... Damage was spotty a€” a store here, a school there and a number of residences around town. But the citya#39;s fire and police protection services swung into action, aided by civilian volunteers, and Honolulu was put in order foranbsp;...

Title:Pacific Island Battlegrounds of World War II
Author:Earl Hinz
Publisher:Bess Press - 1995-01-01


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