Fortress Rabaul

Fortress Rabaul

The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943

eBook - 2010
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For most of World War II, the mention of Japan's island stronghold sent shudders through thousands of Allied airmen. Some called it "Fortress Rabaul," an apt name for the headquarters of the Imperial Japanese forces in the Southwest Pacific. Author Bruce Gamble chronicles Rabaul's crucial role in Japanese operations in the Southwest Pacific. Millions of square feet of housing and storage facilities supported a hundred thousand soldiers and naval personnel. Simpson Harbor and the airfields were the focus of hundreds of missions by American air forces. Winner of the "Gold Medal" (Military Writers Society of America) and "Editor's Choice Award" (Stone & Stone Second WorldWar Books), "Fortress Rabaul" details a critical and, until now, little understood chapter in the history of World War II. "
Publisher: Minneapolis : Zenith Press, 2010
ISBN: 9781610600712 (electronic bk.)
1610600711 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 940.542658 GAM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 398 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps

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