Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II by Bill Sloan

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Read Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II Online Free - The battle of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summer of 1944, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. If Japan lost possession of the island, all hope for victory would be lost. For the Americans, the island was the only obstacle between them and the Japanese mainland. The outcome of the war in the Pacific was in the balance.

Their Backs against the Sea fuses fresh interviews, oral histories, and unpublished accounts into a fast-paced narrative of the Battle of Saipan. Combining grunt's-view grit with big-picture panorama (and one of the ugliest inter-service controversies of the war), this is the definitive dramatic story of one of the war's toughest and most overlooked battles— and an inspiring chronicle of some of the greatest acts of valor in American military history.



Title : Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II
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ISBN : 0306824728
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


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TR rated it ★★★★☆

June 28, 2017

It is often the case that the lesser known battles of World War Two can have an impact far beyond what has been originally recognized. This was the case with the 25-day Battle of Saipan covered in Their Backs Against the Sea. Though the fighting on Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal are more recognized and...


WW2 rated it ★★★★☆

June 28, 2017

It is often the case that the lesser known battles of World War Two can have an impact far beyond what has been originally recognized. This was the case with the 25-day Battle of Saipan covered in Their Backs Against the Sea. Though the fighting on Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal are more recognized and...





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