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HOLD THE MARIANAS: The Japanese Defense of the Marianas Islands. Tinian, Guam, Saipan. Covers all Japanese units plus U.S. Marines and U.S. Army 27th Infantry & 77th Infantry Divisions.
HOLD THE MARIANAS: The Japanese Defense of the Marianas Islands. Tinian, Guam, Saipan. Covers all Japanese units plus USMC and U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division and 77th Infantry Division. This is the first English language account of the WWII battle of the Marianas from the Japanese perspective. The Japanese had declared the Marianas as part of their absolute or final defense line. When the Marianas fell, Japan was doomed. Here are first person accounts of that defense and what it was like to be on the receiving sided of the massive American bombardment. Author Dr. Colt Denfeld describes the Japanese defensive plans in detail, especially those beaches where the world meet the anticipated American assault head on. 250 pages. Photos, maps, indexed..