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  • Pacific War Book Recommendations Please.

    Dear All,

    I am still off work recovering from a knee op and a works accident and am running out of stuff to read.......

    As I said elsewhere on the forum recently, compared to the Second World War in Europe I don't know all that much about the war against Japan. I've read a few books of course but I may as well take to opportunity to learn a bit more on the subject so can anyone recommend one or two books that would educate this Pacific / Far East / war in Burma ignoramous?

    I've read stuff like Helmet for my pillow & Nemesis (by Max Hastings) - any other suggestions would be welcome, particularly about the naval war but I'm open to any aspect of the conflict.

    Thank you!
    HONNEUR ET FIDÉLITÉ

    "Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won." - Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.

  • #2
    Have you visited Hyperwar? There are a couple of books there.
    Hyperwar: World War II on the World Wide Web
    Hyperwar, Whats New
    World War II Resources
    The best place in the world to "work".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
      Have you visited Hyperwar? There are a couple of books there.
      No I haven't but I will now though!. Thanks.
      HONNEUR ET FIDÉLITÉ

      "Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won." - Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dogsbody67 View Post
        No I haven't but I will now though!. Thanks.
        >200 gigabytes of files there. Let me know when you get done with those and I'll upload some more.
        Hyperwar: World War II on the World Wide Web
        Hyperwar, Whats New
        World War II Resources
        The best place in the world to "work".

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        • #5
          Try "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea" by Walter R. Borneman

          See the following for a review :
          http://www.navyhistory.org/2013/03/b...on-war-at-sea/
          Too Much To Do Too Little Time

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          • #6
            The Eagle and the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War 1941-43: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal by Alan Schom
            Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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            • #7
              UTMOST SAVAGERY and ONE SQUARE MILE OF HELL. Two books on the three (+) days of Betio (Tarawa) battle.
              At end of first day, the Marine commander said , "Issue in Doubt".
              Only time they ever made that comment in *any campaign.

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              • #8
                Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer.

                http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Stand...in+can+sailors

                With The Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by E. B. Sledge.

                http://www.amazon.com/With-Old-Breed...+the+old+breed
                "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

                Homer


                BoRG

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                • #9
                  I enjoyed Sink 'Em All written by Admiral Charles A. Lockwood. It tells the story of the Pacific submarine battles both with the enemy and the Ordnance department to get the torpedoes and exploders fixed.

                  “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” -- Albert Einstein

                  The US Constitution doesn't need to be rewritten it needs to be reread

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