Title: Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific

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Publication Date: 09/23/2013

ASIN: 1574415255

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Lacey closely examines the planning, preparation, and execution of ground operations at the corps and division level for five major invasions in the Central Pacific: Guadalcanal, Tarawa, the Marshall Islands, Saipan, and Okinawa. The commanders had to integrate the U.S. Army and Marine Corps into a single operational force, something that would have been difficult enough in peacetime, but was a monumental task in the midst of a great global war. Yet, ultimate success in the Pacific rested on this crucial, if somewhat strained, partnership and its accomplishments.

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