Title: Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific
Author: Sharon Tosi Lacey
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication Date: 09/23/2013
ASIN: 1574415255Read Book
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.