War in the Pacific: The First Six Months
by Jerry McBrien
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Print Length: 1519 pages
File Size: 122499 KB
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Jerry McBrien has presented this material as a series of weekly lectures at the University of the Third Age (U3A) at the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
He has now brought his extensive body of research together as an ebook which charts – day by day (and even minute by minute) – the major battles and events of the War in the Pacific, beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbour.
As Jerry explains in his introduction, there is no new research here. He has relied on existing histories to piece together the timeline of events as they happened in a way that tells the story in a simple, easy-to-read, ‘dot point’ format.
- War in the Pacific: The First Six Months—Defending Australia will take you on a journey with the Australian military, leaders and civilians during those first crucial months when the Japanese avalanche threatened Australia.
- This day-by-day account will lead you through major battles like Pearl Harbour, Darwin, Coral Sea and Midway.
There are hundreds of maps, photographs and original documents to help the reader understand the land, sea and air battles, with information covering the fighting in Malaya, the Philippines, Burma, New Guinea and Singapore, as well as Australia as the Allies struggled to stop the Japanese onrush.
To understand the format in which this ebook is presented, you can read an excerpt at this link
I’ve been privileged to be part of Jerry’s lecture audience each Tuesday afternoon. I have a particular interest in this topic because my father served in New Guinea in the Field Ambulance during the war, having first seen service in the Middle East.
Jerry’s lectures have helped me better understand how the War in the Pacific unfolded.
If, like me, you are a keen student of this particular period of history, then I heartily recommend you buy this e-book, which, at less than $20, represents a very small investment.
Just be aware that the file size is quite large for an ebook because of all the content so be prepared for it to take a little longer than usual to download.