Author(s): Richard Overy
Setting the scene with the unprovoked Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the almost simultaneous attack on US bases on Guam and Wake Island, this title documents the bloody battles fought in the jungle islands of Guadalcanal and the Philippines and the seas of the Pacific.
Richard Overy, Professor of History, University of Exeter, is a world-renowned historian and an expert on the history of the Second World War and the Hitler and Stalin dictatorships. He has won five prizes for his published work, including in 2005 the Wolfson prize for History.
Situation map 1941-2; Imperial Japan; Pearl Harbor; Blitzkrieg in Asia: Japan Attacks Malaya, Burma, Dutch East Indies and The Philippines; The Limit of Japanese Expansion: Battle of the Coral Sea; Corregidor: the Fall of the Philippines; Situation map 1942; The Battle of Midway; Battle for the Solomons; Guadalcanal; Situation map 1943; Guadalcanal; Operation "Cartwheel": the war for New Guinea; Island-Hopping in the Pacific: The Gilbert Islands; Situation map January-June 1944; The Battle of the Philippines Sea; Situation map July-December 1944; The Mariana's: Defence to the Death; The Battle of Pelieu; The Recapture of the Philippines; The Battle of Leyte Gulf; Situation map 1945; Iwo Jima; The Firebombing of Tokyo; Okinawa; The Atomic Bombs; The Japanese Surrender.