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Riassunto: In 1942 Attu, the westernmost island in the Aleutian chain, was home to two Americans and forty-five Aleut hunters and their families. Located one thousand miles from the Alaska mainland and isolated by year-round damp fogs which manage to survive the constant high winds, Attu was called by an early visitor “the lonesomest spot this side of hell.”
In June 1942 Attu and the nearby island of Kiska were invaded by the Japanese in the hopes of accomplishing several goals: forestalling use of the islands by the Americans, hindering U.S.-Soviet cooperation, and establishing bases for attacks on the American mainland. On 11 May 1943, the U.S. effort to retake Attu began. The struggle was essentially an infantry battle. The ever-present fog, rain, and high wind limited the use of air power, and the craggy terrain made mechanized equipment next to useless. The infantry retook the island foot by foot.
Lieutenant Robert J. Mitchell was one American wounded in the battle. During his convalescence he took down the accounts of the survivors while their memories were fresh. He presents them here in their own immediate, direct, and informal language.
L'autore: Gregory J. W. Urwin is a professor of history at Temple University. Among his books are Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island and Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer, both available from the University of Nebraska Press.
Titolo: The Capture of Attu
Casa editrice: University of Nebraska Press
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Bison Books. Condizione: very good. 2000. paperback. . Notes: none. Underlining: none. Highlighting: none. ISBN:080329557X. sku256213: Codice articolo 256213
Descrizione libro University of Nebraska Press. Paperback. Condizione: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Codice articolo G080329557XI4N00
Descrizione libro Bison Books, 2000. Condizione: Very Good. 1 Edition. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice articolo GRP97698133
Descrizione libro Bison Books: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 2000. Paperback. Condizione: Very Good. 230 x 155 mm. xxii, 144 pp + 24 pp b&w photographs. Pictorial card covers. Spine not creased. With contributions by Sewell T. Tyng and Nelson L. Drummond. Introduction to the Bison Books edition by Gregory J. W. Urwin. Codice articolo 61710
Descrizione libro Bison Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione: Very Good. 080329557X Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Codice articolo Z080329557XZ2
Descrizione libro Bison Books, Unversity of Nebraska Press, 2000. Soft cover. Condizione: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Beautiful copy issued in wraps. 144 pages with many photographs. Codice articolo 1013002
Descrizione libro Bison Books, Unversity of Nebraska Press, 2000. Soft cover. Condizione: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Beautiful copy issued in wraps. 144 pages with many photographs. Codice articolo 1013003
Descrizione libro UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS, United States, 2000. Trade Paperback. Condizione: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Military>World War II>General. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 07978080329557501. Codice articolo 07978080329557501
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Descrizione libro University of Nebraska Press 4/1/2000, 2000. Paperback or Softback. Condizione: New. The Capture of Attu: A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who Fought There. Book. Codice articolo BBS-9780803295575