Iwo Jima Author:Richard F Newcomb "Iwo Jima" is a classic retelling of one of the bloodiest campaigns of the Pacific war. By February, 1945, America's island-hopping strategy had brought the Marines to the first island that was actually part of the Japanese homeland. — Situated less than 700 miles from Tokyo, Iwo had no jungle to impede U.S. Marine attacking force, and little de... more »fensive cover for the Japanese. It was an island that should have been secured in two weeks. But this was Iwo Jima, a stone fortress set out in the sea. The campaign took five weeks, 20,00 Japanese lives and 5,500 American lives before the island fell.
"Iwo Jima" Re-creates the costly victory-from the initial invasoion to the unorthodox defensive strategy of the Japanese-in stunningly realistic detail with a riveting you-are there narative and 40 pages of illustrations« less