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The Southwest Pacific and the war.

Lectures delivered under the auspices of the Committee on International Relations on the Los Angeles campus of the University of California, spring 1943.

by California. University. University at Los Angeles. Committee on International Relations.

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Oceania,
  • Oceania.
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Oceania.,
    • Ethnology -- Oceania.,
    • Oceania -- Description and travel.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD767.9 .C34 1974
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 168 p.
      Number of Pages168
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5043920M
      ISBN 100837174732
      LC Control Number74003750
      OCLC/WorldCa914733

      The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia–Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and was geographically the largest theater of the war, including the vast Pacific Ocean theater, the South West Pacific theater, the South-East Asian theater, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the Soviet–Japanese on: East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, . Get this from a library! Southwest Pacific sketchbook. [Cedric Emanuel] -- This illustrated book is a soldier's view of the Southwest Pacific during World War II.

      The Searchers and their endless quest for lost aircrews in the Southwest Pacific This book is the story of a thousand Australian airmen remained unaccounted for at the war's end in , and the story of the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) search unit responsible for search and investigation of MIA and crash sites in the years following WWII. This work attempts to present an accurate account of the nature of the air war in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, focusing mainly upon the Fifth Air Force. The study does not presume to be an all-encompassing operational summary; instead, it aims to provide a representative picture of American bombardment in that area. This was a moment in history when combat air power played a key Cited by: 1.

        His book is the only recent one-volume account of World War II’s Southwest Pacific Theater that treats its numerous campaigns, both comprehensively and chronologically. This is valuable for general readers who focus on Guadalcanal, Marine Corps operations, and naval engagements. As the first Pacific offensive, Guadalcanal deserves attention. As began, the southwest Pacific was largely under Allied control. By February, the Allies were also making progress in the central Pacific. Naval and air strikes reduced most of the Japanese bases throughout the area, and after several intense, bloody campaigns, most of the central Pacific was secure.


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Kenney and the War in the Southwest Pacific, by Colonel Thomas E. Griffith, Jr., U.S. Air Force, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., $Author: Historynet Staff. First Edition. (full book description) Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York, NY, 1st Edition VG- Hard Cover, no Dust Jacket. Size=Small 4to, 45pages.

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