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Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun by John Prados


Acclaimed WWII historian and military intelligence professional John Prados bargains a provocative reassessment of the Allies’ struggle for the Solomon Islands—a turbulent, dramatic marketing campaign that, he argues, used to be the true turning point of the Pacific battle. Historians traditionally refer to the Combat of Midway as the purpose when Allied forces received the benefit over the Eastern. In Islands of Future, Prados points out that the Jap forces quickly regained energy after Midway and persisted their assault undaunted. Taking this surprising reality as the start of his inquiry, he began to research how and when the Pacific tide turned in the Allies’ desire. His search led him to the decisive battles and strategic maneuvers within the combat for the Solomon Islands. Beginning with the invasion of Guadalcanal in August 1942, the Solomons became a hotly contested battleground for over a 12 months, culminating within the isolation of Rabaul by the Allies. As militia forces fought over the strategically essential islands, a secret battle of intelligence was once additionally being waged. For a total image of the conflict, Prados integrates blow-by means of-blow action on the bottom with the code breaking, aerial reconnaissance, secret undercover agent posts, and submarine scouting that had been crucial to the Allied effort. The Solomons area noticed some of the most severe combat of WWII—from major naval movements, together with a key confrontation between battleships, to air battles that happened almost daily. With professional information and crystal clear prose, John Prados illustrates why these events were not best exciting, however pivotal in the Allies’ route to victory.

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Creator: John Prados Publisher: NAL Hardcover Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 416

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