The Resource One square mile of hell : the battle for Tarawa, John Wukovits

One square mile of hell : the battle for Tarawa, John Wukovits

Label
One square mile of hell : the battle for Tarawa
Title
One square mile of hell
Title remainder
the battle for Tarawa
Statement of responsibility
John Wukovits
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In November 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division were instructed to clear out any token Japanese resistance on the Pacific island of Betio and return to their waiting ships. But when the Marines landed, the surviving Japanese poured out of their protective subterranean bunkers and began one of the most brutal and bloody battles of World War II. For three straight days, attackers and defenders fought over every square inch of sand in a battle with no defined front lines, and where there was no possibility of retreat---because there was nowhere to retreat to. It was a clash that would leave both side stunned and exhausted, and prove both the fighting mettle of the Americans and the fanatical devotion of the Japanese
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/26681
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.917
LC item number
.W86 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
One square mile of hell : the battle for Tarawa, John Wukovits
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Where's Pearl Harbor?" -- "Tokyo, we are coming" -- "Have you made out your will?" -- "A million men cannot take Tarawa" -- "Commence firing-the war is on" -- "We have nothing left to land" -- "I was unprepared for this" -- "A fight in a ring between two boxers" -- "Nothing was left-no trees, no buildings" -- "A requiem fitting for heroes so proud" -- "You say it's not on the map, my son?"
Control code
ocm63125812
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 320 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780451218476
Lccn
2006000860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
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u5348445
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451218476
  • (OCoLC)63125812

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