Battle Story: Iwo Jima 1945

Battle Story: Iwo Jima 1945

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Operation Detachment, the US invasion of Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945, was the first campaign on Japanese soil and resulted in some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific. If you truly want to understand what happened and why - read Battle Story.

Detailed profiles explore the leaders, tactics and equipment of the US and Japanese armies

Nine specially commissioned maps track the progress of the battle and the shifting frontlines

Rare photographs place you in the centre of the unfolding action

Diary extracts and quotes give you a soldier's eye-view of the battle

Orders of Battle reveal the composition of the opposing forces' armies

Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battle

ANDREW RAWSON is a freelance writer who has written several books, covering campaigns from the Napoleonic Wars, World War I and World War II, including Battle Story: the Battle of the Bulge, British Army Handbook 1914-1918, Vietnam War Handbook, The Third Reich 1919-1939 and Eyes Only: The Top Secret Correspondence between Marshall and Eisenhower. He has a master's degree from Birmingham University's history department.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0752465767
  • 9780752465760
  • 808,062

About Andrew Rawson

Andrew Rawson has written numerous military history books, including "Battle Story: Battle of the Bulge 1944-45," "Battleground Europe: Walcheren," "Bridge at Remagan," and"The Vietnam War Handbook.""
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