War in the Western Pacific: The U.S. Marines in the Marianas, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, 1944-1945 By Eric Hammel

    By the summer of 1944 the tide had turned in the Pacific War against the Japanese. The war was not nearly over, however, and the U.S. Marines had their heaviest season of combat awaiting them. Here for the first time is a detailed photographic history for the Fighting Leathernecks' fierce combat for the Marianas, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Illustrated with hundreds of never-before-published photographs and supplemented with full-color maps, War in the Western Pacific is a historical and visual treat. War in the Western Pacific: The U.S. Marines in the Marianas, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, 1944-1945

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    This is more of a photo book with a brief history than an in depth history. I was dismayed by some of the errors in the captions. For instance, Mr Hammel identifies the 55 gallon drums on the engine deck of two marine Shermans as being water storage for the accompanying marine infantry when in reality they were actually used as wading trunks. Unfortunately this is not the only caption I was skeptical of. Paperback