Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of by John Prados

By John Prados

The conflict of halfway is regularly held because the element while Allied forces won virtue over the japanese. In Islands of Destiny, acclaimed historian and armed forces intelligence specialist John Prados issues out that the japanese forces speedy regained energy after halfway and persevered their attack undaunted.

Taking this striking truth because the begin of his inquiry, he started to examine how and while the Pacific tide grew to become within the Allies’ prefer. utilizing information of WWII intelligence studies from either side, Prados bargains up a compelling reassessment of the real delivering the Pacific: now not halfway, however the struggle for the Solomon Islands.

Combat within the Solomons observed a chain of floor naval battles, together with one of many key battleship-versus-battleship activities of the battle; significant service activities; day-by-day air duels, together with the aerial ambush during which perished the recognized jap naval commander Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku; and lots of different hair-raising exploits. starting with the Allied invasion of Guadalcanal, Prados exhibits how and why the Allies beat Japan at the sea, within the air, and within the jungles.

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