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The Resource South Pacific cauldron : World War II's great forgotten battlegrounds, Alan Rems

South Pacific cauldron : World War II's great forgotten battlegrounds, Alan Rems

Label
South Pacific cauldron : World War II's great forgotten battlegrounds
Title
South Pacific cauldron
Title remainder
World War II's great forgotten battlegrounds
Statement of responsibility
Alan Rems
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While the Pacific War has been widely studied by military historians and venerated in popular culture through movies and other media, the fighting in the South Pacific theater has, with few exceptions, been remarkably neglected. Worthy of remembrance no less than Wake Island, Leyte Gulf, and Tarawa are the great unsung battlefields of Buna, Shaggy Ridge, and the Driniumor River on New Guinea, as well as the torpedo-infested waters off New Georgia; and the deadly skies over Rabaul and Wewak. Authoritative, yet written in a highly readable narrative style, South Pacific Cauldron is the first complete history embracing all land, sea and air operations in this critically important sector of that oceanic war. Unlike most other World War II accounts, this work covers the South Pacific operations in detail, including the little-known final Australian campaigns that continued until the Japanese surrender. Author Alan Rems breathes life into the major figures of the South Pacific campaigns, including brilliant and imperious General Douglas MacArthur, audacious and profane Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, and bibulous and indelicate Australian General Thomas Blamey. No less interesting are others that will be mostly new to readers, including many from the Japanese side, like the indomitable generals Noboru Sasaki and Hatazo Adachi. As for the fighting men, many of their stories are captured in accounts of the actions for which some were awarded the Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross, and other decorations for valor. South Pacific Cauldron's story is enhanced with 16 maps and 40 photographs, many rarely seen, that were carefully chosen from official American and Australian sources. The book includes a detailed chronology to put the widely separated operations in context and a detailed bibliography for additional reading on the subject. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
940.54/26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.R43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
South Pacific cauldron : World War II's great forgotten battlegrounds, Alan Rems
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hottest potato -- I want you to take Buna, or not come back alive -- There was indeed only one Yamamoto -- The most unintelligently waged land campaign -- A custody receipt for Munda ... keep 'em dying -- Lae and Salamaua must be defended to the death -- Prevent your troops engaging my troops -- The weakness of trying to fight battles from a distance -- It's Torokina. Now get on your horses! -- Halsey knows the straight story -- Make sure they think the invasion has commenced -- Guadalcanal minus most of the errors -- The final outcome ... was never in doubt -- The most desperate emergency -- The closest thing to a living hell -- A shop in the Japs' front yard -- More nerve-racking than ... Tobruk or El Alamein -- Nature proved to be a worse enemy than the Japanese -- Keep Rabaul burning! -- The worst-kept secret of the war in the South Pacific -- But for the stern resistance ... of the XIV corps -- They wanted to fight -- The South Pacific campaign was finished -- Kicking around a corpse -- The Japanese could die where they were or die advancing -- Doubtful that he checked with the ordinary foot soldier -- No enemy can withstand you -- Japan man e cry enough -- Once it was over it was over -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn908518122
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Naval Institute Press paperback edition.
Extent
xxiii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781612519449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
South Pacific cauldron : World War II's great forgotten battlegrounds, Alan Rems
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hottest potato -- I want you to take Buna, or not come back alive -- There was indeed only one Yamamoto -- The most unintelligently waged land campaign -- A custody receipt for Munda ... keep 'em dying -- Lae and Salamaua must be defended to the death -- Prevent your troops engaging my troops -- The weakness of trying to fight battles from a distance -- It's Torokina. Now get on your horses! -- Halsey knows the straight story -- Make sure they think the invasion has commenced -- Guadalcanal minus most of the errors -- The final outcome ... was never in doubt -- The most desperate emergency -- The closest thing to a living hell -- A shop in the Japs' front yard -- More nerve-racking than ... Tobruk or El Alamein -- Nature proved to be a worse enemy than the Japanese -- Keep Rabaul burning! -- The worst-kept secret of the war in the South Pacific -- But for the stern resistance ... of the XIV corps -- They wanted to fight -- The South Pacific campaign was finished -- Kicking around a corpse -- The Japanese could die where they were or die advancing -- Doubtful that he checked with the ordinary foot soldier -- No enemy can withstand you -- Japan man e cry enough -- Once it was over it was over -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn908518122
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Naval Institute Press paperback edition.
Extent
xxiii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781612519449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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