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The Resource A magnificent fight : the battle for Wake Island, Robert J. Cressman

A magnificent fight : the battle for Wake Island, Robert J. Cressman

Label
A magnificent fight : the battle for Wake Island
Title
A magnificent fight
Title remainder
the battle for Wake Island
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Cressman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Soon after Japanese carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Japanese land-based bombers pounded Wake Island, an American advanced base that was key to the U.S. Navy's strategy in the Pacific. Throughout the next two weeks Japanese planes bombed Wake almost daily, but its determined defenders held out, providing a badly needed lift to American morale. The author examines the defense plans prepared before the war and how grim necessity compelled the modification of those plans. The central part of the work recounts how the Wake garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. This small band of defenders consisted of marines from an understrength defense battalion and a composite aviation unit equipped with a dwindling number of fighter planes, augmented by sailors and civilian volunteers. An army signal corps radio unit was the island's only contact with the outside world. This is the first American study of Wake's defense to use extensive Japanese materials - many never before tapped or previously unavailable to Western historians - to identify the enemy order of battle and the roles each unit played in the drama. The book also examines the atoll's development as a strategic American base. Readers specifically interested in World War II, the Pacific war, and Navy/Marine Corps history will enjoy this book, as will a more general audience drawn to fast-moving stories of quiet courage in the face of tremendous odds
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Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Cressman, Robert
Dewey number
940.54/26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.99.W3
LC item number
C74 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wake Island, Battle of, Wake Island, 1941
  • Wake Island, Battle of (Wake Island : 1941)
  • HISTORY
  • Wake Island
  • Wake Island
Label
A magnificent fight : the battle for Wake Island, Robert J. Cressman
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
655403777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612512303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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9c65b924-fcd2-42f1-83ee-d3e919860fed
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655403777
Label
A magnificent fight : the battle for Wake Island, Robert J. Cressman
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
655403777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612512303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9c65b924-fcd2-42f1-83ee-d3e919860fed
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655403777

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