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Inhaltsangabe: Description: v, 226 p. : ill. , maps ; 23 cm. Subjects: Bismarck Sea, Battle of the, 1943. Naval convoys --Japan --History --20th century. World War, 1939-1945 --Naval operations.
From Kirkus Reviews: Here, McAulay (Where the Buffalo Fight, 1987 paperback), a retired Australian officer, presents an arresting account of one of the decisive naval battles of WW II, and, despite somewhat awkward narration, does a good job of analyzing the human and strategic factors underlying this crucial Allied victory. By March 1943, defeats at Midway and Guadalcanal had checked the progress of the Japanese Imperial Navy after its dizzying victories over American, British, and Dutch naval forces in the early stages of the war. Nonetheless, the presence of Japanese forces in New Guinea stubbornly continued to threaten Australia. In particular, despite some reverses in New Guinea, the Imperial Army continued to hold Lae, a strategic position on the coast of northeast New Guinea, and planned to deliver a formidable armed force to Lae by convoy. As a result of American intercepts of Japanese coded messages (and inspired guesswork by American general George Kenney and Australian commander ``Blackjack'' Walker), the Allied air forces--a motley band of Australians and Americans flying a makeshift collection of aircraft--were able to attack and destroy the convoy without major losses. McAulay's narrative is largely a description of this destruction, from the point of view of both Allied fliers and Japanese soldiers and sailors (the author's extensive use of Japanese diaries is fascinating and effective). However, while McAulay's account is informative and forthright, his prose style becomes turgid at times; and he fails to discuss adequately the strategic importance of the battle (which represented the final defeat of the Japanese military in its drive toward Australia). Nonetheless, the inherent drama of the story makes for compelling reading about an important and oft-neglected naval engagement. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: Battle of the Bismarck Sea
Verlag: St Martins Pr
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1991. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8168741
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1991. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP97025394
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34FCHG0028ND
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardback book bound in black boards with gilt title on the spine. No defects to note on the book or the dust jacket. After the Japanese had successfully taken the Philippines and Rabaul, they launched a full scale attack on Australia. This is the story og a major battle. Black & white photos and a map. 226 pages including the Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013806
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1991. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0312058209-2-4
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition.. Used. Boards and dust jacket both show shelf and edge wear. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OR PRIORITY SHIPPING AVAILABLE FOR THIS ITEM.Oversized book may require additional international shipping charges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 106086
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Press, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG. Not ex-lib. Hardcover with black paper over boards, in grey and light blue illustrated jacket, small 8vo. vi + 226pp. Index, bibliography, glossary, endnotes. Appendices, illustrations. Fine/VG. Book is as new save for extremely mild foxing just beginning to page edges. Jacket has abrasion with surface loss at corners and spine ends; very small chip at tip of upper rear corner. central colors, titles and figures clean and bright. Jacket in Brodart. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 022982
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0312058209
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Hardcover with dj, no marks noted in text,AND AS ALWAYS SHIPPED IN 24 HOURS; and emailed to you a USPS tracking number on all orders; all books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing. PLEASE NOTE OVER SEAS BUYERS if the book extra large or heavy there will be additional postage due to the new US Postage rates. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 140405003
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's, New York, 1991. hardcover. Buchzustand: fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: near fine. Illus. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). Book Club Edition. Near Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 263963