History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii The Battle Of The Atlantic September 1939 May 1943

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252069633
Size: 13.33 MB
Format: PDF
View: 68

Published in fifteen volumes, Morison provides a clear & detailed view of American efforts to keep transport lanes open, German reluctance to allocate major resources to the war at sea, & the influence on strategy of what each side thought the other capable. Volume I: The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939- May 1943 concerns Allied efforts to protect shipping, supply, & troop transport against Axis submarines & their supporting aircraft & ships.

History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252070380
Size: 15.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 46

The University of Illinois Press continues its paperback release of Samuel Eliot Morison's panoramic fifteen-volume naval history with three volumes that chronicle the war in the Pacific from May 1942 through May 1944. This new edition will be issued in increments of three volumes per season through Spring 2003.Morison's genius for capturing the flash and fire and the pathos of combat infuses his narrative with an immense vitality and suspense. This is not an official history, in the ordinary sense of that term, but Morison's history, a gripping, face-to-face encounter with the human drama of war.Volume 4: Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Actions, May 1942 -- August 1942 details the American victory in the Coral Sea and the U.S. Navy's stunning defeat of a far superior Japanese force at Midway, as well as the events leading up to the six-month struggle at Guadalcanal. This volume also provides a richly detailed look at the first-year exploits of the Silent Service: the fledgling American submarine corps in the Pacific. Morison supplements his firsthand experience of American operations and access to Allied documents with critical information from the Japanese side.

History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252070615
Size: 18.77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 94

The University of Illinois Press continues its paperback release of Samuel Eliot Morison's panoramic fifteen-volume naval history with three volumes that chronicle the war in the Pacific from May 1942 through May 1944. This new edition will be issued in increments of three volumes per season through Spring 2003.Morison's genius for capturing the flash and fire and the pathos of combat infuses his narrative with an immense vitality and suspense. This is not an official history, in the ordinary sense of that term, but Morison's history, a gripping, face-to-face encounter with the human drama of war.Volume 4: Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Actions, May 1942 -- August 1942 details the American victory in the Coral Sea and the U.S. Navy's stunning defeat of a far superior Japanese force at Midway, as well as the events leading up to the six-month struggle at Guadalcanal. This volume also provides a richly detailed look at the first-year exploits of the Silent Service: the fledgling American submarine corps in the Pacific. Morison supplements his firsthand experience of American operations and access to Allied documents with critical information from the Japanese side.

History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii Volume 14

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252070658
Size: 16.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 95

"This final narrative volume of Morison's history recounts the infamous campaigns for Iwo Jima and Okinawa, two of the most bitterly contested campaigns of the war.When the U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima, they expected to secure it within a few days. No one had anticipated Japan's determination to defend the island to the last man. Morison describes the Japanese defense system of camouflaged rifle pits and fortified gunning positions that held the Allies at bay and the heavy and continuous cover of naval gunfire that prevented even greater losses. As it was, the securing of Iwo Jima cost the United States more casualties than had been incurred in taking any other island in the Pacific. On Okinawa, the conflict stretched over six long, bloody months.As land forces struggled for every inch they took on the islands, the U.S. Navy faced the desperate fury of the kamimaze corps and its harvest of flaming terror: explosions, burning and flooded ships, searing injuries and death. Fierce weather, logistical complexities, Japanese submarines, and the unexpected death of President Roosevelt also took their toll. Morison concludes his epic account with the final skirmishes of the war, the fateful decision to drop the atomic bomb, and the delicate negotiations leading to Japanese surrender."