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Defending the Driniumor: Covering Force operations in New Guinea, 1944.
Defending the Driniumor Covering Force operations in New Guinea 1944 Author:Dr. Edward J. Drea On the night of 10-11 July 1944, several thousand Japanese infantryment attacked and broke through U.S. Army covering force units defending the Driniumor River about twenty miles east of Aitape, New Guinea. For the next month U.S. Army troops were locked in a battle of attrition with the Japanese, as the American fought to restore the breakthro... more »ugh line and destroy the Japanese attackers. This book describes the events leading up to the Japanese breakthrough and the subsequent American couter-attacks to restore the original defensive positions. It provides a day-by-day account of the course of battle.« less
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Not for the weak of heart, this books provides an indepth account of the battles. Knowledge of military symbols and tactics is required for complete understanding, but the casual reader will find merit as well. Numerous maps, historically significant photographs, and figures.