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World War II / A Photographic Record of the War in the Pacific
World War II / A Photographic Record of the War in the Pacific Author:Ralph Martin A photographic record of the war in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to V-J Day. — This is the account of the war we won in the Pacific. But it is not a book about victory, or heroes, or glorious conquest. The men you will see are ordinary men ~ leathernecks, dogfaces, swabbies on the flat-tops, the battlewagons, the tin cans. Do not expect them to... more » be pretty. Their eyes are tired, their bodies worn and ragged, their faces etched with the marks of loneliness, fear, monotony and death.
Here, in photos and text, is the war they fought. This is how it was on shell-torn Guadalcanal, slogging through the jungles of New Guinea, on the carriers in the Coral Sea, in the bombers over enemy targets, on the dead volcanic ash of Iwo Jima...
These are the places that made headlines 65 years ago. These are the words of the men who were there ~ simple and unforgettable. And these are the pictures, which speak for themselves.« less