Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific

Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific

Joseph H. Alexander / Sep 23, 2019

Storm Landings Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific The Pacific War changed abruptly in November when Adm Chester W Nimitz unleashed his Central Pacific drive spearheaded by U S Marines The sudden American proclivity for bold amphibious assaults

  • Title: Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific
  • Author: Joseph H. Alexander
  • ISBN: 9781557500328
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Pacific War changed abruptly in November 1943 when Adm Chester W Nimitz unleashed his Central Pacific drive, spearheaded by U.S Marines The sudden American proclivity for bold amphibious assaults into the teeth of prepared defenses astonished Japanese commanders, who called them storm landings because they differed sharply from earlier campaigns This is the storThe Pacific War changed abruptly in November 1943 when Adm Chester W Nimitz unleashed his Central Pacific drive, spearheaded by U.S Marines The sudden American proclivity for bold amphibious assaults into the teeth of prepared defenses astonished Japanese commanders, who called them storm landings because they differed sharply from earlier campaigns This is the story of seven now epic long range assaults executed against murderous enemy fire at Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Tinian, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa and a potential eighth, Kyushu The author describes each clash as demonstrating a growing U.S ability to concentrate an overwhelming naval force against a distant strategic objective and literally kick down the front door The battles were violent, thoroughly decisive, and always bloody, with the landing force never relinquishing the offensive The cost of storming these seven fortified islands was great 74,805 combat casualties for the Marines and their Navy comrades Losses among participating Army and offshore Navy units spiked the total to 100,000 dead and wounded Award winning historian Joseph Alexander relates this extraordinary story with an easy narrative style bolstered by years of research in original battle accounts, new Japanese translations, and fresh interviews with survivors Richly illustrated and abounding with human interest anecdotes about colorful web footed amphibians, Storm Landings vividly portrays the sheer drama of these three dimensional battles whose magnitude and ferocity may never again be seen in this world.

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      • Joseph H. Alexander

        Col Joseph H Alexander, USMC served in the Corps for 29 years as an assault amphibian officer He has written six books, including Utmost Savagery and Edson s Raiders He was the Naval Institute Author of the Year in 1996 and Naval History Author of the Year in 2010 He was the principal historian and writer on the exhibit design team throughout the construction of the National Museum of the Marine Corps He lived in Asheville, North Carolina.Biography taken from usni author colonel jo


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    1. A very valuable book for Marine Historians and people who still, to this, day argue the use of the atomic bombs used to end the war against Japan. The value of the "bomb" plus, and any people forget, the advancing Russian army towards Japan led to the war's end. The last chapter about the Japanese preparations for the invasion of Kyushu are quite sobering, truly, no one knows just what the cost in lives would have been if the invasion would have had to go on the end the warThe book reads like a [...]


    2. Excellent brief history of Marine Amphibious warfare in the Second World War, and how the lessons learned led to the adaptation of doctrine and equipment, as well as the limitations in the diffusion of knowledge in the Fleet Marine Force. Working under conditions of equipment poverty due to the prioritization of operations in the Mediterranean and North Africa, the Marine Corps (and Army divisions attached to Central Nimitz' Pacific Command) were forced to adapt and develop novel tactics for a s [...]


    3. This a superbly researched and well written book about the evolution of amphibious warfare in the Pacific theater of World War Two.I knocked off a star because I felt Colonel Alexander was too easy on some of the commanders responsible for the debacles at Tarawa and Peleliu. The Marines had been informed by a New Zealand liaison officer of the high tide at Tarawa, but ignored his warnings. This led to tremendous casualties. General Douglas MacArthur, whom Colonel Alexander uncritically assesses [...]


    4. Colonel Joe Alexander has written a superb book covering the major storm landings made by the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII. I learned much from reading this book. It is told from the perspective of a soldier who knows what he is talking about. Recommendations on the back of the cover will give credence to my opinion of it. They include Lt. Gen. Victor H. Krulak, Dr. Eugene B. Sledge among others. I wish my Dad could have read this book. He would have felt that th [...]


    5. Short version of the drive in the Central Pacifc during World War 2 and the development of tactics, procedures, and the improvements made to landing craft. Nothing new for the student of amphibious operations.




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