The Battle of Okinawa (The Typhoon of Steel and Bombs)

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I picked up George Feifer's Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa and the Atomic Bomb (Houghton Mifflin ) because my son is now in Okinawa Japan with the Army. Okinawa, by most measures, is one of the seminal battles between the US and Japan in WWII and the largest land-sea-air engagement in history/5.

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Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II by Robert Leckie Leckie was one of three Marines whose experiences were used by HBO for its miniseries about the Pacific Theater. Col Yahara's book, a nice addition to the Okinawa battle history. 3 Stars (because it is a staff officer's view) His account from the other side showed the Japanese had developed strategy and tactics that would bleed the attacking forces terribly/5.

Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion.

Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to by: 4.

David's new book, Crucible of Hell: Okinawa, the last great battle of the Second World War, tells the two stories side-by-side as the massive landing operation stalls and the battle turns to near-trench warfare against dug-in Japanese troops, set against the military and political decisions about The Battle of Okinawa book full invasion of Japan or whether to drop the atomic bomb.

Okinawa: The Last Battle was written by U. Army historians who participated in the Ryukyus campaign as members of a group organized to accompany the American forces to. The Battle of Okinawa (April 1, J ) was the last major battle of World War II, and one of the bloodiest.

On April 1, —Easter Sunday—the Navy’s Fifth.

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The battle raged for about a month and there were very few civilian casualties. The Allied operation on Okinawa was the largest amphibian operation in the Pacific Theater of the war, with over a half-million Allied personnel taking part again Of the battles in the Pacific between the Empire of Japan The Battle of Okinawa book the Allies, Iwo Jima seems to grab the /5.

At times the book is hard to read because of the horrors of war on the soldiers and civilians but necessary to convey the message of this Battle and later decisions made by our leaders.

The Battle of Okinawa is interesting and necessary to read and try to s:   The book then goes to argue about the "goodness" of using the atom bombs on mainland Japan as a way to efectively shorten the war and its casualties on both sides in view of the experience of what was in store based on the battle for Okinawa.

The book also does great justice to the largely forgotten main victims of this fight, namely the Reviews: The Battle of Okinawa is a stunning account of the last major campaign of World War II and the largest land-sea-air engagement in history.

Superbly researched and extraordinarily detailed, this masterpiece of military history is told at the level of the participants Cited by: 5. Robert Leckie’s book, Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II, is entirely about one of World War II’s most brutally fought battles.

On April 1,the U.S. invaded Japan, attacking the island of Okinawa withU.S. Army and Marines, and 1, ships.

the battle of Okinawa This book reeks of anti-American sentiment; it offensively discounts the bravery and sacrifice of US soldiers, making it seem like we were the bad guys in many respects. The author’s highly skilled descriptions of the horrors of combat were second to none; but were laced with commentaries that were way off :   Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II.

Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both si4/5. George Feifer is the author of many successful books, including The Battle of Okinawa, originally published as Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa and the Atomic Bomb, and a New York Times Notable Book; Moscow Farewell, a Book of the Month Club Main Selection; and The Girl from Petrovka, the basis of a Hollywood : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The Battle of Okinawa, The Pacific War's Last Invasion: Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives (Book): Diamond, Jon: The American campaign to capture Okinawa, codename Operation ICEBERG was fought from 1 April to 22 June miles from Japan, Okinawa was intended to be the staging area for the Allied invasion of the Japanese Japanese Thirty.

Apple Books Preview. Battle of Okinawa The Blood and the Bomb. George Feifer. 10 Ratings; $; $; Publisher Description. A landmark text on the greatest land battle of the Pacific War.

GENRE. History. RELEASED. August /5(10). The author says the most impressive book he has read by a participant in the battle is E. Sledge's With the Old Breed at Pelelieu and Okinawa, published in Okinawa was returned to Japan by the U.S.

inbut we still have lots of bases there, this book says. This is a very great book. ()/5(3). Map: Okinawa and surrounding islands Chapter 3 Commanders and Combatants Chapter 4 ITS Tenth Army's Amphibious Assault on Okinawa Map: Landing (L)-Day: Invasion of Okinawa on 1 April Chapter 5 Tenth Army Advance and the Protracted Conquest of Okinawa Map: Inland and offshore Tenth Army advances Brand: Pen and Sword.

Joseph Wheelan’s book “Bloody Okinawa” describes the final battle for Japan and its subtitle — “The Last Great Battle of World War II” — is deserved. This was an assault fought inch.

Tennozan offers a stunning account of the battle of Okinawa, the last major campaign of World War II and the largest land-sea-air engagement in history. In examining the disastrous collision of three disparate cultures--American, Japanese, and Okinawan--the book provides an unforgettable picture of men at war and also the context for understanding one of the most ominous events of this century Cited by: 8.

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This book provides a leadership case study from the United States and Japanese experiences by examining the Battle of Okinawa. Produced by History Division, United States Marine Corps, Quantico, VA. The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on OkinawaAuthor: M. Maslowski. This sketchy account attempts to tell the US Marines' version of the story of the Battle of Okinawa.

The highly strategic island of Okinawa (only miles from the home islands of Japan) was the locus of a cataclysmic bloodletting of young Americans, Japanese, and Okinawans that, oddly enough, is still little known by the public.

Leckie (From Sea to Shining Sea,etc.) writes of an. The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese: 沖縄戦, Hepburn: Okinawa-sen), codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army.

The initial invasion of Okinawa on April 1,was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of World War on: Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Ryukyu Islands. Several notable books on this battle were published on or around its 50th anniversary (e.g., Col.

Yahara's "The Battle for Okinawa") in This book, however, may end up being the best of the lot as it masterfully weaves together the stories of the "grunts" and others who witnessed first-hand the bloodletting and suicidal attacks that 5/5(5).

For the April invasion of Okinawa, the Allies assembled the most powerful naval force in history. Since the few remaining capital ships of the Imperial Japanese Combined Fleet had been sunk or otherwise put out of action at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Allies were effectively unopposed in terms of surface vessels; a single mission consisting of the superbattleship Yamato and a few.

The Battle of Okinawa has been called the largest sea-land-air battle in history. It is also the last battle of the Pacific War. Three months of desperate combat leave Okinawa a "vast field of mud, lead, decay, and maggots." More thanOkinawan civilians perish, with o American andJapanese casualties.

Nagoya, Japan: Takeda Printing Company, Reprinted in June of in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of the Pacific War and the Battle of Okinawa. Revised with additional photographs. This is the first book on the subject written in English by an Okinawan from the Okinawan perspectie.

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User Review - Flag as inappropriate From Tom Connor,Army Veteran WWII, Pacific Sector I have just finished reading the above book. I was at Okinawa during the Battle, in the Field coverage of the Okinawa civillians, before during and after the battle, is most thorough and orovides the reader with a complete picture of their plight.

Reviews: 1. Battle of Okinawa: The Blood and the Bomb - Ebook written by George Feifer. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Battle of Okinawa: The Blood and the Bomb.Critical acclaim for The Battle for Okinawa ""An indispensable account of the fighting and of Okinawa's role in the Japanese defense of the home islands."" --The Wall Street Journal ""A fascinating, highly intelligent glance behind the Japanese lines."" --Kirkus Reviews ""The most interesting of the 'last battle of the war' books."" --The Washington Post.4/5(1).The Battle of Okinawa: The Blood and the Bomb by George Feifer View Our Holiday Gift Guide We made holiday shopping easy: browse by interest, category, price or age in .