Their Backs Against The Sea: The Battle Of Saipan And The Largest Banzai Attack Of World War Ii

Hardcover | June 27, 2017

byBill Sloan

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The battle of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summer of 1944, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. If Japan lost possession of the island, all hope for victory would be lost. For the Americans, the island was the only obstacle between them and the Japanese mainland. The outcome of the war in the Pacific was in the balance.

Their Backs against the Seafuses fresh interviews, oral histories, and unpublished accounts into a fast-paced narrative of the Battle of Saipan. Combining grunt's-view grit with big-picture panorama (and one of the ugliest inter-service controversies of the war), this is the definitive dramatic story of one of the war's toughest and most overlooked battles— and an inspiring chronicle of some of the greatest acts of valor in American military history.

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The battle of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summer of 1944, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. If Japan lost possession of the island, all hope for victory would be lost. For the Americans, the island was the only obstacle between them and the Japanese mainland. The outcome of the war in the Pacific was in the ba...

Bill Sloanis a respected military historian and the author of more than a dozen books, includingBrotherhood of HeroesandThe Ultimate Battle.His books on World War II's Pacific battles have been praised by readers, reviewers, and veterans alike for their accuracy and vivid writing. A former investigative reporter and feature writer for ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030682471X

ISBN - 13:9780306824715

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