The Pacific War Uncensored

A War Correspondent's Unvarnished Account of the Fight Against Japan
Author: Harold Guard,John Tring
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 1612000819
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 7601
A WWII reporter’s dangerous adventures in Singapore, Malaya, Java, and more. Harold Guard became a war correspondent by chance after he’d been invalided out of the navy following a submarine accident. Thereafter, working for United Press, he gained a front-row seat to many of the most dramatic battles and events of the century. In March 1942, Guard arrived in Australia, having narrowly escaped from Japanese forces invading Singapore and Java. His dispatches from that disastrous front prompted one observer to comment on “the crisis days when everybody except Harold Guard was trying to hush up the real situation.” At the time, he was acclaimed by the Australian press as one of the top four newspapermen covering the war in the Pacific. Over the next three years, Guard was to have many more adventures reporting on the Pacific War, including firsthand experience flying with the US Air Force on twenty-two bombing missions, camping with Allied forces in the deadly jungles of New Guinea, and taking part in attacks from amphibious landing craft on enemy occupied territory. He also traveled into the undeveloped areas of Australia’s northern territories to report on the construction of air bases being built in preparation for defending the country against the advancing Japanese. What made Harold Guard’s achievements even more remarkable was that he was disabled and had to walk with a stiff right leg due to his navy injury. Despite this, he often reported from perilous situations at the front line, which gained him considerable notoriety within the newspaper world. Guard endeavored to give honest accounts, and this often brought him into conflict with the military censors. In this book, the full story of Guard’s experiences and observations during the Pacific War have been reconstructed with the help of his dispatches, private correspondence, telegrams, and audio accounts. No longer subject to censorship, the starkly honest perceptions of how the Allies nearly failed and, at last, finally won the war can now be told.

Reporting War

How Foreign Correspondents Risked Capture, Torture and Death to Cover World War II
Author: Ray Moseley
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300226349
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 5930
Luminary journalists Ed Murrow, Martha Gellhorn, Walter Cronkite, and Clare Hollingworth were among the young reporters who chronicled World War II’s daily horrors and triumphs for Western readers. In this fascinating book, Ray Moseley, himself a former foreign correspondent who encountered a number of these journalists in the course of his long career, mines the correspondents’ writings to relate, in an exhilarating parallel narrative, the events across every theater—Europe, Pearl Harbor, North Africa, and Japan—as well as the lives of the courageous journalists who doggedly followed the action and the story, often while embedded in the Allied armies. Moseley’s broad and intimate history draws on newly unearthed material to offer a comprehensive account both of the war and the abundance of individual stories and overlooked experiences, including those of women and African-American journalists, which capture the drama as it was lived by reporters on the front lines of history.

Zwischen Kollaboration und Widerstand

Die japanische Besatzung in Malaya und Singapur (1942-1945)
Author: Takuma Melber
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593508176
Category: History
Page: 648
View: 3456
Im Zweiten Weltkrieg eroberten japanische Truppen nach dem Überraschungsangriff auf Pearl Harbor fast ganz Südostasien. Auch die malaiische Halbinsel und Singapur standen von Februar 1942 bis zum Kriegsende unter dem japanischen Sonnenbanner. In seiner Studie zu Japans Besatzung konzentriert sich Takuma Melber besonders auf Formen der militärischen und politischen Kollaboration, den militärischen chinesisch-kommunistischen Widerstand gegen die Okkupationsmacht sowie das Auftreten massiver Gewaltexzesse. Sein Buch bezieht dafür nicht nur Material von alliierten Nachrichtendiensten und die Sicht der Opfer, sondern ganz wesentlich auch japanische Quellen und damit insbesondere die Perspektive der Besatzer mit ein. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Förderpreis für Militärgeschichte und Militärtechnikgeschichte 2017 (2. Platz) Krieg und Konflikt: Herausgegeben von Martin Clauss, Marian Füssel, Oliver Janz, Sönke Neitzel und Oliver Stoll

War at the End of the World

Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945
Author: James P. Duffy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110161109X
Category: History
Page: 448
View: 9881
A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea. One American soldier called it “a green hell on earth.” Monsoon-soaked wilderness, debilitating heat, impassable mountains, torrential rivers, and disease-infested swamps—New Guinea was a battleground far more deadly than the most fanatical of enemy troops. Japanese forces numbering some 600,000 men began landing in January 1942, determined to seize the island as a cornerstone of the Empire’s strategy to knock Australia out of the war. Allied Commander-in-Chief General Douglas MacArthur committed 340,000 Americans, as well as tens of thousands of Australian, Dutch, and New Guinea troops, to retake New Guinea at all costs. What followed was a four-year campaign that involved some of the most horrific warfare in history. At first emboldened by easy victories throughout the Pacific, the Japanese soon encountered in New Guinea a roadblock akin to the Germans’ disastrous attempt to take Moscow, a catastrophic setback to their war machine. For the Americans, victory in New Guinea was the first essential step in the long march towards the Japanese home islands and the ultimate destruction of Hirohito’s empire. Winning the war in New Guinea was of critical importance to MacArthur. His avowed “I shall return” to the Philippines could only be accomplished after taking the island. In this gripping narrative, historian James P. Duffy chronicles the most ruthless combat of the Pacific War, a fight complicated by rampant tropical disease, violent rainstorms, and unforgiving terrain that punished both Axis and Allied forces alike. Drawing on primary sources, War at the End of the World fills in a crucial gap in the history of World War II while offering readers a narrative of the first rank. From the Hardcover edition.

Lucky 666

The Impossible Mission That Changed the War in the Pacific
Author: Bob Drury,Tom Clavin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476774862
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 388
The "untold story of friendship, heroism and survival in World War II"--Jacket.

Aggies of the Pacific War

New Mexico College of A & M and the War with Japan
Author: Walter Hines
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781881325376
Category: History
Page: 166
View: 9529

The uncensored Far East

Author: Hubert Hessell Tiltman
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 8133

China Mailbag Uncensored

Letters from an American GI in World War II China and India
Author: Lou Glist
Publisher: Emerald Ink Pub
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 303
View: 951
The China-Burma-India theater of war is vividly portrayed in this collection of illustrated letters. Glists fascinating artwork now hangs in Liuchow Museum.

Conduct Under Fire

Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945
Author: John A. Glusman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101117842
Category: History
Page: 608
View: 7459
The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of the Japanese. In Conduct Under Fire, John A. Glusman chronicles these events through the eyes of his father, Murray, and three fellow navy doctors captured on Corregidor in May 1942. Here are the dramatic stories of the fall of Bataan, the siege of “the Rock,” and the daily struggles to tend the sick, wounded, and dying during some of the heaviest bombardments of World War II. Here also is the desperate war doctors and corpsmen waged against disease and starvation amid an enemy that viewed surrender as a disgrace. To survive, the POWs functioned as a family. But the ties that bind couldn’t protect them from a ruthless counteroffensive waged by American submarines or from the B-29 raids that burned Japan’s major cities to the ground. Based on extensive interviews with American, British, Australian, and Japanese veterans, as well as diaries, letters, and war crimes testimony, this is a harrowing account of a brutal clash of cultures, of a race war that escalated into total war. Like Flags of Our Fathers and Ghost Soldiers, Conduct Under Fire is a story of bravery on the battlefield and ingenuity behind barbed wire, one that reveals the long shadow the war cast on the lives of those who fought it.

Killing Kennedy

Das Ende des amerikanischen Traums
Author: O'Reilly Bill,Martin Dugard
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426419874
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 1211
Dallas, 22. November 1963 – 12:30 Uhr: Lee Harvey Oswald späht durch das Zielfernrohr seines Gewehrs. John F. Kennedys Kopf erscheint kaum einen Meter entfernt. Oswald weiß, dass er kaum Zeit haben wird. Zwei Schüsse wird er sicher abgeben können – drei, wenn er wirklich schnell ist. Sein Ziel klar vor Augen, atmet er aus und drückt den Abzug. Der erste Schuss trifft den Präsidenten im Nacken. Kennedy sackt leicht zusammen, sein Rückenkorsett, das er wegen seiner Kriegsverletzung dauernd tragen muss, hält ihn aber aufrecht. Beunruhigt wendet Jackie sich ihrem Mann zu. Sie greift nach seiner Schulter und schaut ihm ins Gesicht, um zu sehen, was los ist. Kaum fünf Sekunden sind seit dem ersten Schuss vergangen, da schlägt die zweite Kugel in Kennedys Hinterkopf ein und reißt eine klaffende Wunde. Reflexartig fährt seine Hand hoch zur Stirn, doch ein großer Teil der Schädeldecke ist weggeschleudert worden.

Final Hours in the Pacific

The Allied Surrenders of Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore
Author: Donald J. Young
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462310
Category: History
Page: 191
View: 3889
From December 7, 1941, until the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the war with Japan was a losing one. It was to be the darkest period of the almost four-year war. During those days, no times were more trying than the final hours for the men trapped on Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore. This book, outlining the bitter end to their ordeals, covers the crucial days and final hours that led to their surrender, a capitulation that would shock the free world.

Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun

The Combat History of U.S. Army Tank Battalions in the Pacific in World War II
Author: Gene Eric Salecker
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811743624
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 3832
First work dedicated solely to the use of Army tanks in the Pacific Theater. Covers armor battles in the Philippines, Makin, the Solomons, Rabaul, New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

Author: Professor John Buckley,Dr George Kassimeris
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409499537
Category: Political Science
Page: 486
View: 5687
This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare, not only in terms of the conduct of war and the wider complexities and ramifications of modern conflict, but also concepts of war, the crucial shifts in the structure of warfare, and the morality and legality of the use of force in a post-9/11 age.

Uncensored Celebrities

Author: E. T. Raymond
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 244
View: 2615

Two Fronts, One War

Author: Charles W Sasser
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1473834600
Category: History
Page: 212
View: 1846
War is the story of individuals painted into a broader tapestry of overpowering events. While examining the wider historical perspective to lay the foundation, this book relates the individual stories of the Second World War _ of Allied bomber pilots shot down over Germany, of American dogfaces fighting to grip a toehold on Iwo Jima, of men struggling for survival during the Bataan Death March, of tankers in Europe and pilots who flew the first B-29s against Japan's mainland, of incredible feats of heroism and self-sacrifice, even of great wartime romances.??The author interviewed more than two dozen U.S. veterans for this book. Most of these stories have never before been published. Together, they provide a true account of what the war was really like for those individuals who actually fought it on the two main fronts of the war _ Europe and the South Pacific.

Bibliographie zur Zeitgeschichte, 1953-1980

Author: Thilo Vogelsang
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783598104220
Category: Europe
Page: 559
View: 3449

Cochrane in the Pacific

Fortune and Freedom in Spanish America
Author: Brian Vale
Publisher: I B Tauris & Company Limited
Category: History
Page: 238
View: 9325
In 1818, the revolutionary government of Chile was poised to attack Peru, the last bastion of Spanish power on the continent. The new ruler, the half-Irish Bernardo O'Higgins, threw his energies into creating a navy. Short of local naval manpower, the Chileans looked to Britain and the United States for the sailors needed to man and command their squadrons, many of them unemployed veterans of the Royal Navy. And, to be the new navy's commander-in-chief, they recruited one of the most fearless and controversial officers of the age: Thomas, Lord Cochrane. The story of the naval war in the Pacific is an exciting one. Under Cochrane's audacious leadership, coasts were blockaded, fortresses stormed and ships seized in bloody hand-to-hand fighting. The result was that Chile and Peru gained their freedom from Spain, while Cochrane enhanced his reputation and made a fortune in pay and prize money. For one hundred and fifty years, the accepted story of the war has been based on Cochrane's own version of events. But how accurate is Cochrane's account? To find out, Brian Vale goes back to the original documents, despatches, diaries and newspapers. The result is a new and vivid account of the war in the Pacific and a reassessment of one of Britain's legendary naval heroes seen at the peak of his career.

The Vietnam War

Topics in Contemporary North American Literature
Author: Brenda M. Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472510771
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
View: 9977
Reverberations of the Vietnam War can still be felt in American culture. The post-9/11 United States forays into the Middle East, the invasion and occupation of Iraq especially, have evoked comparisons to the nearly two decades of American presence in Viet Nam (1954-1973). That evocation has renewed interest in the Vietnam War, resulting in the re-printing of older War narratives and the publication of new ones. This volume tracks those echoes as they appear in American, Vietnamese American, and Vietnamese war literature, much of which has joined the American literary canon. Using a wide range of theoretical approaches, these essays analyze works by Michael Herr, Bao Ninh, Duong Thu Huong, Bobbie Ann Mason, le thi diem thuy, Tim O'Brien, Larry Heinemann, and newcomers Denis Johnson, Karl Marlantes, and Tatjana Solis. Including an historical timeline of the conflict and annotated guides to further reading, this is an essential guide for students and readers of contemporary American fiction

B-29s Over Japan, 1944-1945

A Group Commander’s Diary
Author: Samuel Russ Harris, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786484918
Category: History
Page: 267
View: 8445
This diary focuses intensely on Col. Samuel Russ Harris’ life within his own 499th Bomb Group and his relationship with the 73rd Bomb Wing’s operations. The first section of the book is an intimate portrait of war. To provide a context of the B-29 war against Japan, the second half of the text details how the 73rd Bomb Wing was engaged in the war against Japan. Together, the two parts provide a well-rounded portrait of America—and one American—at war.

We Band of Angels

The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan
Author: Elizabeth Norman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307799573
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 4673
In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases in Luzon, and this paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurses set up field hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they tended to the most devastating injuries of war, and suffered the terrors of shells and shrapnel. But the worst was yet to come. After Bataan and Corregidor fell, the nurses were herded into internment camps where they would endure three years of fear, brutality, and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. Here, in letters, diaries, and riveting firsthand accounts, is the story of what really happened during those dark days, woven together in a deeply affecting saga of women in war. Praise for We Band of Angels “Gripping . . . a war story in which the main characters never kill one of the enemy, or even shoot at him, but are nevertheless heroes . . . Americans today should thank God we had such women.”—Stephen E. Ambrose “Remarkable and uplifting.”—USA Today “[Elizabeth M. Norman] brings a quiet, scholarly voice to this narrative. . . . In just a little over six months these women had turned from plucky young girls on a mild adventure to authentic heroes. . . . Every page of this history is fascinating.”—Carolyn See, The Washington Post “Riveting . . . poignant and powerful.”—The Dallas Morning News Winner of the Lavinia Dock Award for historical scholarship, the American Academy of Nursing National Media Award, and the Agnes Dillon Randolph Award