EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Killing Ground on Okinawa The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill] AUTHOR James H. Hallas
MASSIVE COUNTER FIRE FROM ARTILLERY MORTARS MACHINE GUNS ANDcounter fire from artillery mortars machine guns and The casualty list for the marine nits were massively high causing some Mortal Sin uestioning of the strategy and tacticssed by the Army High Command In over seven days of fighting the 6th Marine Division suffered over 2000 casualties fighting for this pimple of a hill which secured
THE JAPANESE SHURI LINETHE ONLY FAULTJapanese Shuri LineThe only fault I could find with this book was the standard of the maps and photographs I am sure that they could have been of a higher calibre Overall this is a great story of combat dedication bravery and espirt de Corp I think it is one of the better combat accounts of the Pacific Theatre that I have read in some years and I am certain that anyone interested in the Pacific War would be fascinated by this account
"Okinawa was the last invasion by the Americans in the Pacific during World War II It was the last step "was the last invasion by the Americans in the Pacific during World War II It was the last step invading the Japanese home islands and some of the most intense fighting of the war The battle for Sugarloaf Hill was some of the fiercest fighting of the campaign A good read. Ed counterattack in an effort to regain their lost position but the Marines heldIronically these losses may not have been necessary General Lemuel Shepherd Jr had argued for an amphibious assault to the rear of the Japanese defense line but his proposal was rejected by US Tenth Army Commander General Simon Bolivar Buckner That refusal led to a controversy that has continued to this day. This book is about the Battle of Okinawa in World War Two which was the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theater of the war It covers the Marines and the hand to hand fighting that they did in order to help defeat the Japanese military that was dug in and prepared to fight to the death "MY GRANDFATHER WAS IN THE ARMY AND FOUGHT ON "grandfather was in the Army and fought on and I have also read books about the Army s role in the battle So
this was a good book to supplement that reading with somethingwas a good book to supplement that reading with something the Marines who fought bravely and took sever casualties on Okinawa This book went beyond military strategy and tactics and focused on the individual warriors who did the fighting The author interviewed many of them and really gave them a voice to tell their stories about what they saw and what they did I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to not only How to Win an Argument... Even When You Lose understand the Battle of Okinawa but the brutality and horror of war and what soldiers must go through in order to obtain final victory This was a difficult book for me to finish I have read a lot of military history but this had the same effect as reading about Verdun or Stalingrad It is largely composed of first person narratives from survivors of the battle and they are sonrelentingly violent brutal and chaotic that I had to set it aside at times and do something else ntil I was ready to start reading again There is a searing nightmarish ality to these accounts agony death dismemberment. On May 12 1945 the 6th Marine Division was nearing Naha capital of Okinawa To the division's front lay a low loaf shaped hill It looked no different from other hills seized with relative ease over the past few days But this hill soon to be dubbed Sugar Loaf was very different indeed Part of a complex of three hills Sugar Loaf formed the western anchor of General Mitsuru Ushijima's Shur.
Review ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ James H. HallasExhaustion confusion and hopelessness but there is also courage comradeship and resolve When ordered to go forward into the valley of death again and again the Marines always went because they were Marines In the end they were victorious but at such a terrible cost companies reduced to platoon size and led by corporals or PFCs It is a sobering thought that if the war had not ended a few weeks later the horrors of Okinawa would have been repeated throughout Japan James H Hallas s book Killing Ground on Okinawa is one of those books that should be in any decent military history library Having previously read his account of *The Fighting On Peleliu The Devil S *fighting on Peleliu The Devil s I couldn t wait to read this account of the battle for Sugar Loaf Hill I am happy to say that I was not disappointed in this book The author allows the Marines who took part in the fighting tell the story and its incredible to read what these blokes went through for what looks like a very small piece of Pacific Island real estate The accounts of the fighting men are detailed and to the point and you are forced to sit back and think of how these men endured this hell it is almost beyond the comprehension
of today s generationThe narrative is full of details but the real guts of the book is thetoday s generationThe narrative is full of details but the real guts of the book is the hand accounts by the men involved in the assaults against the well constructed Japanese defensive positions Not only were the Japanese well dug in and protected but. I Line which stretched from coast to coast across the island Sugar Loaf was critical to the defense of that line preventing US forces from turning the Japanese flank Over the next week the Marines made repeated attacks on the hill losing thousands of men to death wounds and combat fatigue Not Aquinass Way to God until May 18 was Sugar Loaf finally seized Two days later the Japanese mounted a battalion siz.
James H. Hallas
James H. Hallas