By Bill Sloan
The conflict of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summertime of 1944, and the stakes could not were better. If Japan misplaced ownership of the island, all wish for victory will be misplaced. For the americans, its trap may bring about safe air bases for the hot B-29s that might positioned them inside outstanding distance of the japanese fatherland. the end result of the warfare within the Pacific lay within the balance.
In this gritty, shiny narrative, award-winning writer invoice Sloan fuses clean interviews, oral and unit histories, and unpublished debts to explain one of many war's bloodiest and most unconsidered battles of the Pacific theater. Combining grunt's-view grit with substantial photo landscape (and one of many ugliest inter-service controversies of the war), Their Backs opposed to the Sea is the definitive dramatic tale of this epic battle--and an inspiring chronicle of a few of the best acts of valor in American army history.
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Their Backs Against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II by Bill Sloan