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The Resource To foreign shores : U.S. amphibious operations in World War II, John A. Lorelli

To foreign shores : U.S. amphibious operations in World War II, John A. Lorelli

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To foreign shores : U.S. amphibious operations in World War II
Title
To foreign shores
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U.S. amphibious operations in World War II
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John A. Lorelli
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eng
Summary
In 1939 an eminent British strategist concluded that technology had rendered future amphibious assaults "almost impossible." Fortunately, a small group of American military officers rejected this conclusion and devised a doctrine for joint amphibious operations that helped bolster America's military force as it entered the global war in 1941. This is the first single source to cover the entire development of U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps amphibious operations during World War II. Most other books on the subject have been written from the perspective of the landing forces. This account describes the whole spectrum of modern seaborne assaults. It covers ships and landing craft, ship-to-shore movement, command relationships, air and gunfire support, mine countermeasures, salvage, and much more. John Lorelli shows how the tentative beginnings of these innovative tactics, as played out in the Solomon Islands and North Africa in 1942, were later refined to make possible the massive amphibious landings at Normandy, Leyte, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa in 1944 and 1945. Each Allied assault is explored in depth, with the author making full use of his extensive research into oral histories, war diaries, and combat reports. This book is a complete reference that includes planning, tactics, and vivid firsthand accounts, and its informal yet authoritative style will appeal to historians, buffs, and students
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1946-
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Lorelli, John A.
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
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To foreign shores : U.S. amphibious operations in World War II, John A. Lorelli
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-350) and index
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Contents
Select Chronology of U.S. Amphibious Landings during World War II -- 1. In the Beginning. The First Amphibians: 1704-1915. Planning for a Dangerous Future. Developing the Tools: 1935-1941. Distant Thunder: 1933-1941. Last-Minute Preparations: January-December 1941. War -- 2. The Amphibians Go to War. First Decisions and First Moves. The Landing Craft Dilemma: Spring 1942. Interlude: Summer 1942. Watchtower: June-August 1942. The Landing and Other Problems. A Hard Lesson. The Raids on Makin and Dieppe: August 1942 -- 3. Action in Africa. Torch: September-November 1942. Gathering the Resources. North Africa: November 1942. Resistance. Oran and Algiers. Allies and Enemies -- 4. Choices to Be Made: War on Many Fronts. The Conference in Casablanca: January 1943. Into the Land of the Williwaw: December 1942-May 1943. South Pacific: The Birth of Cartwheel. Cartwheel: Complications and Preparations, January-June 1943. The Mediterranean: February-July 1943. Husky: Complications, April-June 1943. Trident: 12-25 May 1943 -- 5. Clearing the Road: Amphibious Advance. South Pacific: June-August 1943. Husky: Assault on Sicily, July 1943. Planning an Avalanche: May-September 1943. Aleutian Surprise: Quarrels at Quadrant, August 1943. South Pacific: July-August 1943. Into Italy: Baytown and Avalanche, September 1943. Cartwheel Keeps Rolling: September-November 1943. Central Pacific: Setting the Stage, May-November 1943 -- 6. To the Outer Gate. Assault into Hell: Tarawa, 20-23 November 1943. Room for Improvement: Aftermath to Tarawa. Overlord Finalized: Sextant and Eureka, November-December 1943. Southwest Pacific: December 1943. Stalemate at Anzio: January 1944. Isolating Rabaul. Flintlock: The Perfect Assault, January-March 1944. Cartwheel Completed: Advance in New Guinea, February-June 1944 -- 7. Piercing the Walls. Overlord: The Plan. Logistics and Other Problems: January-May 1944. Final Decisions. Overlord: The Assault. The Buildup. Forager: Into the Marianas, April-May 1944. The Battle Begins: June 1944. Forager Continued: July-August 1944. A Matter of Cost -- 8. The Amphibians Ascendant. Dragoon: December 1943-August 1944. Octagon to Stalemate: September 1944. Amphibious Return: The Philippines, October-November 1944. Luzon: January 1945 -- 9. Crescendo and Diminuendo. Detachment: Preparing for Iwo Jima, November 1944-January 1945. Assault on Iwo Jima: February-March 1945. Iceberg: The Last Ditch, Spring 1945. Assault on Okinawa: March-June 1945. Olympic and Coronet: What Might Have Been. The Plan. The Bomb. Diminuendo and Finale
Control code
30974341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557505200
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94032014
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1664208
Label
To foreign shores : U.S. amphibious operations in World War II, John A. Lorelli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Select Chronology of U.S. Amphibious Landings during World War II -- 1. In the Beginning. The First Amphibians: 1704-1915. Planning for a Dangerous Future. Developing the Tools: 1935-1941. Distant Thunder: 1933-1941. Last-Minute Preparations: January-December 1941. War -- 2. The Amphibians Go to War. First Decisions and First Moves. The Landing Craft Dilemma: Spring 1942. Interlude: Summer 1942. Watchtower: June-August 1942. The Landing and Other Problems. A Hard Lesson. The Raids on Makin and Dieppe: August 1942 -- 3. Action in Africa. Torch: September-November 1942. Gathering the Resources. North Africa: November 1942. Resistance. Oran and Algiers. Allies and Enemies -- 4. Choices to Be Made: War on Many Fronts. The Conference in Casablanca: January 1943. Into the Land of the Williwaw: December 1942-May 1943. South Pacific: The Birth of Cartwheel. Cartwheel: Complications and Preparations, January-June 1943. The Mediterranean: February-July 1943. Husky: Complications, April-June 1943. Trident: 12-25 May 1943 -- 5. Clearing the Road: Amphibious Advance. South Pacific: June-August 1943. Husky: Assault on Sicily, July 1943. Planning an Avalanche: May-September 1943. Aleutian Surprise: Quarrels at Quadrant, August 1943. South Pacific: July-August 1943. Into Italy: Baytown and Avalanche, September 1943. Cartwheel Keeps Rolling: September-November 1943. Central Pacific: Setting the Stage, May-November 1943 -- 6. To the Outer Gate. Assault into Hell: Tarawa, 20-23 November 1943. Room for Improvement: Aftermath to Tarawa. Overlord Finalized: Sextant and Eureka, November-December 1943. Southwest Pacific: December 1943. Stalemate at Anzio: January 1944. Isolating Rabaul. Flintlock: The Perfect Assault, January-March 1944. Cartwheel Completed: Advance in New Guinea, February-June 1944 -- 7. Piercing the Walls. Overlord: The Plan. Logistics and Other Problems: January-May 1944. Final Decisions. Overlord: The Assault. The Buildup. Forager: Into the Marianas, April-May 1944. The Battle Begins: June 1944. Forager Continued: July-August 1944. A Matter of Cost -- 8. The Amphibians Ascendant. Dragoon: December 1943-August 1944. Octagon to Stalemate: September 1944. Amphibious Return: The Philippines, October-November 1944. Luzon: January 1945 -- 9. Crescendo and Diminuendo. Detachment: Preparing for Iwo Jima, November 1944-January 1945. Assault on Iwo Jima: February-March 1945. Iceberg: The Last Ditch, Spring 1945. Assault on Okinawa: March-June 1945. Olympic and Coronet: What Might Have Been. The Plan. The Bomb. Diminuendo and Finale
Control code
30974341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557505200
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94032014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1664208

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