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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. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312058209I3N00
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 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. 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: Very 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
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Press, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover in dust-jakcet. Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Illustrated with 24 pages of photographs. The first complete account of the destruction of the crucial Japanese reinforcement convoy to Lae, New Guinea, on 2-4 March, 1943, a pivital battle in the South West Pacific that has been neglected by historians for decades. Dust-jacket protected by reinforced mylar covers that have been pasted to inside front and rear boards. Not ex-libris, from a private collection. No previious ownership marks. A very clean, square, unmarked copy. Very good+ in a very good+ dust-jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009602
Buchbeschreibung St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1991. A Hard Back. Buchzustand: Like New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good, Minor Wear. excelent, no significant flaws. AnnArbor Natl Bkstore Closed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 371704
Buchbeschreibung St. Martin's Press, New York, 1991. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very good. First Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Price-clipped dust jacket is fresh and bright, with light wear at edges and corner tips. An account of the destruction of the Japanese reinforcement convoy to New Guinea in March 1943. Illustrated with photos and maps. 8vo. 226 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 87336