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Luzon 1945: The final liberation of the Philippines

By Clayton K.S. Chun, illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
RELATED TOPICS: ARMOR | BOOK
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Comments: Softcover, 96 pages, black-and-white photos, 12 color plates

ISBN: 978-1-4728-1628-3

Price:
$24

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

From the publisher:

Driven from the Philippines in 1942, Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to retake the island of Luzon. With the capital city of Manila, vital natural resources, as well as thousands of Allied prisoners of war, the triumph at Luzon would be a vital step on the road to victory as the Americans continued to island-hop their way to the Japanese homeland. In one of the hardest-fought campaigns of the Pacific War, Japanese fatalities alone were around 200,000 (though many were due to disease and starvation). Contrasting Japanese and American strategy, and detailing the combat operations of the campaign, this volume tells the story of how MacArthur kept his promise to return.

FSM says:
Deep background; keyed maps provide a sequence of events in the months-long battle

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