Invasion Rabaul: The Epic Story Of Lark Force, The Forgotten Garrison, January - July 1942

March 15, 2014|
Invasion Rabaul: The Epic Story Of Lark Force, The Forgotten Garrison, January - July 1942 by Bruce Gamble
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The riveting first book in Bruce Gamble's critically acclaimed Rabaul trilogy, originally published in hardcover entitled Darkest Hour, which chronicles the longest battle of World War II. January 23, 1942, New Britain. It was 2:30 a.m., the darkest hour of the day and, for the tiny Australian garrison sent to defend this Southwest Pacific island, soon to be the darkest hour of the war. Lark Force, comprising of 1,500 soldiers and six nurses, faced a vastly superior Japanese amphibious unit poised to overrun Rabaul, capital of Australia's mandated territories. Invasion Rabaul, the first book in military historian Bruce Gamble's critically acclaimed Rabaul trilogy, is a gut-wrenching account of courage and sacrifice, folly and disaster, as seen through the eyes of the defenders who survived the Japanese assault. Gamble's gripping narrative follows key individuals -- soldiers and junior officers, an American citizen and an Army nurse among them -- who were driven into the jungle, prey to the unforgiving environment and a cruel enemy that massacred its prisoners. The dramatic stories of the Lark Force survivors, told here in full for the first time, are among the most inspiring of the Pacific War -- and they lay a triumphant foundation for one of today's most highly praised military nonfiction trilogies.

Bruce Gamble is a retired naval flight officer and a former historian with the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books about the Pacific War: Swashbucklers and Black Sheep (2012), an illustrated combat history of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in the Pacific; Black Sheep One, the definitiv...
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Title:Invasion Rabaul: The Epic Story Of Lark Force, The Forgotten Garrison, January - July 1942Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.75 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760345910

ISBN - 13:9780760345917

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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