Book Details - Tradebooks for CoursesSign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers. Major General Fred Haynes was a young captain when Combat Team 28, one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U. Marines, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, The unit, 4, men strong, plunged immediately into ferocious combat, and by the time the battled ended, 70 percent of the men in the team's three assault battalions were killed or seriously wounded. The stories told here, many for the first time, will seem too cruel, too heartbreaking to be believed. As one veteran remarked, "Each day we learned a new way to die.
Book Review: Never in Doubt: Remembering Iwo Jima (by Lynn Kessler) : WW2
When the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine divisions moved toward the beaches of Iwo Jima on February 19, , men who had fought on Saipan—an island 10 times the size of Iwo Jima—expected the campaign to last less than five days. They were tragically wrong. It would take the Marines 36 hellish days to clear the Japanese defenders from the sulfurous, rocky island, and it would prove to be the bloodiest campaign in Marine Corps history. Of the approximately 75, Marines and Navy corpsmen participating, 25, became casualties, including 6, killed. Their accounts describe the battle in a simple and unvarnished style and graphically reveal how ordinary young Americans faced the unforgiving crucible of combat and overcame a brutal and determined foe.
This best-selling work of nonfiction uses detailed interviews, letters, and diary entries to recount the story of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack. But the United States Navy would be waiting for them. In that gruesome stretch, 60, Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return. Battle Cry tells the story of the 6th Marine regiment as they put aside their prejudices to fight together as a team at Guadalcanal, get cut off from the naval backup, and ultimately force the Japanese forces to retreat. Sloan Wilson, a veteran of both the Greenland patrol and the commander of a gas tanker, draws directly from his experiences to tell the story of Lieutenant Grant, commander of a small gas tanker tasked with bringing fuel for the invasion of the Philippines.
The Vanguard Press. When it was over, 36 days later, there had been 25, American casualties, including 6, killed in action. The heroism, the sacrifice and the endurance of the men involved was of epic proportions.
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