Crisis in the Pacific

Crisis in the Pacific

The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them--an Oral History

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Integrating the personal experiences of officers, enlisted men, correspondents, and others on both sides of the conflict, a collection of eyewitness accounts chronicles the epic struggle for control of the Philippines, from Japanese conquest and occupation to the final battle.

Book News
An account of the struggle for the Philippines in WWII, based on first-person narratives telling the experiences of soldiers, officers, correspondents, and members of diplomatic and nursing corps on both sides of the battle lines. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
In Crisis in the Pacific acclaimed historian Gerald Astor draws on the raw experiences of marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen under fire - from generals and admirals to correspondents, line officers and enlisted men on both sides of the battle lines - to present a view of the critical struggle for the Philippines, the keystone to Japanese domination of the Pacific and to ultimate Allied victory.
These accounts, many published here for the first time, are dramatic and graphic, brutal and awe-inspiring. Ranging from the diplomatic and nursing corps' experience of the Japanese conquest and occupation of the islands, to the Bataan death march and first-hand accounts of war crimes inflicted by the Japanese on prisoners of war, to the final push for the hills of Mindanao, Crisis in the Pacific is the first complete history, told in the words of the men and women who were there, of one of the most crucial battlegrounds of World War II.

& Taylor

Personal narratives include accounts of battles and diplomacy

Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1996.
ISBN: 9781556114847
Branch Call Number: 940.5425 AST
Characteristics: xiii, 478 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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