US Amphibious Tactics, Pacific 1942-45

by Gordon L. Rottman

Part of the Elite Series

US Amphibious Tactics, Pacific 1942-45 Synopsis

Faced with Japanese-garrisoned islands across the Pacific, America invented modern amphibious warfare more or less from scratch in 1942-43. Despite an early period of costly trial-and-error, within three years the US forces had so perfected the equipment and tactics for this extraordinarily difficult form of warfare that they captured every island they attacked up to the very fringe of the Japanese homeland; the US has since been unchallenged in this field. This book explains the many complex problems of amphibious warfare and how they were overcome, and is illustrated with photos, diagrams, and colour plates that bring the whole process to life for the reader.

US Amphibious Tactics, Pacific 1942-45 Press Reviews

US World War II Amphibious Tactics will provide the enthusiast of the European and North African theaters an affordable, concise overview of equipment, formations and tactics utilized in the massive sea-borne landings during WWII. --John Adams-Graf, Military Trader Magazine I have to tell you that I found a lot of new information in this book. It also showed me that an amphibious assault took a great deal of planning and coordination to pull off, so it is pretty amazing that they all worked out. It is a book that I know you'll enjoy and [I] recommend it without hesitation. --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

Book Information

ISBN: 9781841768410
Publication date: 11th November 2004
Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Categories: History of the Americas, Second World War, Asian history, Military tactics, Battles & campaigns,

About Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. A highly respected and established author. Gordon is now a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Center, Ft Polk. Peter Dennis was born in 1950 and, having been inspired by contemporary magazines such as 'Look and Learn', studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. He has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects. ...

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