Their backs against the sea: the Battle of Saipan and the largest banzai attack of World War II [First Da Capo Press edition] 9780306824715, 9780306824722, 030682471X

In the midst of the largest banzai attack of the war, US Army Lt. Col. William O'Brien, grievously wounded and out

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English Pages 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps Year 2017

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Their backs against the sea: the Battle of Saipan and the largest banzai attack of World War II [First Da Capo Press edition]
 9780306824715, 9780306824722, 030682471X

Table of contents :
Islands of mystery --
The infernal beach --
The eternal beach --
Enter the 27th Division --
The Marianas turkey shoot --
Smith vs. Smith --
"Something's coming!" --
To die with honor --
The aftermath --
Tinian's rolling plains --
Coming home --
Tinian and the B-29 --
Dismay in Japan.

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