Images of War, The War in the South Pacific, rare photographs from wartime archives

Another new addition to the very popular Images of War series. This book covers the fight back from 1942. The author has provided some very readable text to accompany the fine selection of images. This is one of the larger books in the series and contains more text with extra pages to ensure a first rate collection of images. Much Recommended

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NAME: Images of War, The War in the South Pacific, rare photographs 
from wartime archives
FILE: R2446
AUTHOR:  Jon Diamond
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES:  236
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, World War 2, Second World War, battle 
fleets, big gun, aviation, land war, amphibious assault, island hopping, 
Japan, US, Australian, New Zealand, British
ISBN: 1-47387-061-5
IMAGE: B2446.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: Another new addition to the very popular Images of War 
series. This book covers the fight back from 1942.  The author has 
provided some very readable text to accompany the fine selection of 
images. This is one of the larger books in the series and contains 
more text with extra pages to ensure a first rate collection of 
images. Much Recommended 

This book has managed to capture the essence of the Allies fight back 
against Japan. The Japanese attack on the Solomon Islands was repulsed 
and provided an airbase from which to support Allied landings on the 
islands captured by Japan during its initial rapid success. This set 
the format that was followed right through to the capture of Okinawa 
and would have continued to landings on the Japanese home islands had 
the dropping of nuclear weapons not forced a Japanese surrender.

As each island was retaken by the Allies, it placed the Japanese home 
islands closer to the reach of Allied bombing but the fighting was 
fierce and casualties high. With each new landing, the Allies refined 
their approach and improved the technology of amphibious assault.

This is a fascinating book where the author explains the key points 
clearly and supports them with a mass of rare photographs.