• World War II Pacific

  • Battles and Campaigns from Guadalcanal to Okinawa 1942-1945 (WW2 Pacific Military History Series)
  • By: Daniel Wrinn
  • Narrated by: Gary Williams
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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An enlightening glimpse into nine battles and campaigns during the Pacific War Allied offensive.

Each of these momentous operations were fascinating feats of strategy, planning, and bravery, handing the Allies what would eventually become a victory over the Pacific Theater and an end to Imperialist Japanese expansion.

Operation Watchtower, a riveting exploration of the spark that set off the Allied offensive in the Pacific islands, detailing the grueling struggle for the island of Guadalcanal and its vital strategic position.

Operation Galvanic, an incredible account of the battle for the Tarawa Atoll and base that would give them a stepping-stone into the heart of Japanese-controlled waters.

Operation Backhander, a gripping retelling of the war for Cape Gloucester, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Sea.

Battle for Saipan, where marines stormed the beaches with a goal of gaining a crucial air base from which the US could launch its new long-range B-29 bombers directly at Japan’s home islands.

Invasion of Tinian, is the incredible account of the assault on Tinian. Located just under six miles southwest of Saipan, this was the first use of napalm and the “shore to shore” concept.

Recapture of Guam, a gripping narrative about the liberation of the Japanese-held island of Guam, captured by the Japanese in 1941 during one of the first Pacific campaigns of the War.

Operation Stalemate, Marines landed on the island of Peleliu, one of the Palau Islands in the Pacific, as part of a larger operation to provide support for General MacArthur, who was preparing to invade the Philippines.

Operation Detachment, the battle of Iwo Jima was a major offensive in World War II. The marine invasion was tasked with the mission of capturing airfields on the island for use by P-51 fighters.

Operation Iceberg, the invasion and ultimate victory on Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater. It was also one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, lasting 98 days.

This gripping narrative sheds light on these often-overlooked facets of WWII, providing students, history fans, and World War II buffs alike with a captivating breakdown of the history and combat that defined the ultimate victory of US forces in the Pacific.

©2021 Daniel Griffin Smith (P)2021 Daniel Griffin Smith

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Not the best narration

Mr. Williams narration was distracting. The word com·man·dant (kŏm′ən-dănt′) was a particular distraction. Other words I have never heard pronounced the way Mr. Williams voiced them only added to the distraction of a otherwise good book.

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Excellent details. Poor pronunciation

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It gets into the detailed history of the Pacific war. The reader has a great voice and enunciation. He made me laugh with all the mispronounced words. After a while it wasn’t funny. If you can get through that you’ll enjoy this epic history

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  • A J SALTER
  • 02-11-22

Interesting

This was an interesting read albeit with some very peculiar pronunciation. Then I remembered this is primarily a book by an Americans, read by an American for Americans. The author clearly knows his stuff and I really enjoyed the mini biographies and snippets from letters and reports. A pity then that I did not pick up on the overall American strategy and why that particular moment was chosen to invade these islands. Overall it has improved my understanding of the later stages of the war in the Pacific.