History of United States Naval Operations in World War II. Vol. 5: The Struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943 download epub
by Samuel Eliot Morison
Samuel Eliot Morison wrote many popular and award-winning books on maritime history. The resultant six month struggles and battles are what are told in this fifth volume of the History of the .
Samuel Eliot Morison wrote many popular and award-winning books on maritime history. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Series: History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II. Paperback: 480 pages. Navy in World War 2. As is usual with Morison's writings, the way he chooses to describe the events and the battles is very exciting and clear. This is not an emotionless recitation of facts, figures, and dates.
History of US Naval Operations in WWII 5: Struggle for Guadalcanal 8/42-2/43. As usual, I'll just point out some of the highlights of this fascinating book. On August 8, 1942, Americans learned that their troops had invaded Guadalcanal. During the next four months, the area was the scene of six major naval engagements and over fifty ship-to-ship and air-sea fights. When the Japanese took over the Melanesian area, they paid the natives in occupation shillings. The Marines on Guadalcanal had a number of t Part of the History of United States Naval Operations in World War II.
2. Operations in North African waters, October 1942-June 1943. and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942. 5. The struggle for Guadalcanal, August 1942-February 1943.
1. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943. 2. 3. The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1931-April 1942. 4. Coral Sea, Midway and submarine actions, May 1942-August 1942. 6. Breaking the Bismarcks barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944. 7. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944. 8. New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944. 9. Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, January 1943-June 1944.
Struggle for Guadalcanal, August, 1942-February, 1943. By (author) Samuel Eliot Morison. Free delivery worldwide. The present volume, the third on the war in the Pacific, is devoted entirely to the Guadalcanal campaign, in which the United States Navy experienced more fighting than in the three previous wars. After a brief description of the Solomon Islands, the author launches forth into the Battle of Savo Island
Naval Institute provides an independent forum for those who seek to advance and strengthen the naval profession. History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 5. By Samuel Eliot Morison. Subject: General Military & Naval History World War II .
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Samuel Eliot Morison, John Lundstrom. The Struggle for Guadacanal, August 1942ï¿½February 1943, Volume 5 in the series, covers the six major engagements in the waters surrounding Guadalcanal, in which the . Navy experienced more fighting than in any three previous wars. From the Solomon Islands campaign to the courageous actions of Edson's Raiders at the Battle of the Bloody Ridge and the Battle of Tassafaronga, the author describes events from the ship decks, cockpits, and ridgetops where the fate of thousands was decided.
Morison supplements his firsthand experience of American operations . In 1942, Morison was commissioned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to write a history of . naval operations in World War II and given the rank of lieutenant commander
In 1942, Morison was commissioned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to write a history of . naval operations in World War II and given the rank of lieutenant commander. The 15 volumes of his History of United States Naval Operations in World War II appeared between 1947 and 1962. A product of the Brahmin tradition, Morison wrote about Bostonians and other New Englanders and about life in early Massachusetts.
5. v. The two-ocean war, a short history of the United States Navy in the Second World War, Samuel Eliot Morison.
Appointed as the official naval historian of the war, Morison was given permission to go anywhere and see all the official records of the war. For this volume, he visted Guadalcanal soon after its secure by the Americans, talked with its commanders, walked the battlefields, interrogated Japanese leaders after the war and read offical battle reports and diaries from both sides of the conflict. Despite its official nature, the book is surprisingly readable.
"You may search the seven seas in vain for an ocean graveyard with the bones of so many ships and sailors as that body of water between Guadalcanal, Savo, and Florida Islands which our bluejackets named Ironbottom Sound," writes Morison. His account of the action is both harrowing and inspiring, an insider's tribute to those who made Guadalcanal the proving ground of their resourcefulness, tenacity, and courage.