FREE BOOK Killing Ground on Okinawa The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill BY James H. Hallas – doctorio.us
T person narratives from survivors f the battle and they are so unrelentingly violent brutal and chaotic that I had to set it aside at times and do something else until I was ready to start reading again There is a searing nightmarish uality to these accounts agony death dismemberment exhaustion confusion and hopelessness but there is also courage comradeship and resolve When Troublemaker:: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty ordered to go forward into the valleyf death again and again the Marines always went because they were Marines In the end they were victorious but at again and again the Marines always went because they were Marines In the end they were victorious but at a terrible cost companies reduced to platoon size and led by corporals tireless: or PFCs It is a sobering thought that if the war had not ended a few weeks later the horrorsf Okinawa would have been repeated throughout Japan James H Hallas s book Killing Ground n Okinawa IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS THAT SHOULD BE IN one f those books that should be in decent military history library Having previously read his account Toque de Veludo of the fightingn Peleliu The Devil s Anvil I couldn t wait to read this account f the battle for Sugar Loaf Hill I am happy to say that I was not disappointed in this book The author allows the Marines who took part in the fighting tell the story and its incredible to read #what these blokes went through for what looks like a very small piece f Pacific Island #these blokes went through for what looks like a very small piece Kaleidoscope of Pacific Island estate The accountsf the fighting men are detailed and to the point and you are forced to sit back and think The Four Racketeers of how these men endured this hell it is almost. I Line which stretched from coast to coast across the island Sugar Loaf was critical to the defensef that line preventing US forces from turning the Japanese flank Over the next week the Marines made repeated attacks n the hill losing thousands f men to death wounds and combat fatigue Not until May 18 was Sugar Loaf finally seized Two days later the Japanese mounted a battalion siz. Beyond the comprehension Phantoms Monsters: Mysterious Encounters of today s generationThe narrative is fullf details #but the real guts f the book is the first hand accounts #the real guts f the book is the first hand accounts the men involved in the assaults against the well constructed Japanese defensive positions Not nly were the Japanese well dug in and protected but they used their firepower and weapons to great advantage They wrought destruction upon the advancing marines Men and machines were continually being knocked ut with no gain being made against determined Japanese out with no gain being made against the determined Finally after a heroic night attack the marines secured a toehold n Sugar Loaf but then had to hold against Japanese counter attacks and massive counter fire from artillery mortars machine guns and snipers The casualty list for the marine units were massively high causing some uestioning f the strategy and tactics used by the Army High Command In ver seven days f fighting the 6th Marine Division suffered ver 2000 casualties fighting for this pimple f a hill which secured the Japanese Shuri LineThe Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds only fault that I could find with this book was the standardf the maps and photographs I am sure that they could have been f a higher calibre Overall this is a great story f combat dedication bravery and espirt de Corp I think it is ne f the better combat accounts Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance of the Pacific Theatre that I have read in some years and I am certain that anyone interested in the Pacific War would be fascinated by this account. Ed counterattack in an effort to regain their lost position but the Marines heldIronically these losses may not have been necessary General Lemuel Shepherd Jr had argued for an amphibious assault to the rearf the Japanese defense line but his proposal was rejected by US Tenth Army Commander General Simon Bolivar Buckner That refusal led to a controversy that has continued to this day. Okinawa was the last invasion by the Americans
in the Pacific during World War II It was the last step toward invading the Japanese home islands the Pacific during World War II It was the last step toward invading the Japanese home islands some Love! Valour! Compassion! of the most intense fightingf the war The battle for Sugarloaf Hill was some f the FIERCEST FIGHTING OF THE CAMPAIGN A GOOD READ THIS fighting f the campaign A good read This is about the Battle Kumiko and the Dragon of Okinawa in World War Two which was the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theaterf the war It covers the Marines and the hand to hand fighting that they did #in rder to help defeat the Japanese military that was dug in #order to help defeat the Japanese military that was dug in prepared to fight to the death My grandfather was in the Army and fought n Okinawa and I have also read books about the Army s role in the battle So this was a good book to supplement that reading with something about the Marines who fought bravely and took sever casualties The Purpose of Creation on Okinawa This book went beyond military strategy and tactics and focusedn the individual warriors who did the fighting The author interviewed many f them and really gave them a voice to tell their stories about what they saw and what they did I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to not nly understand the Battle f Okinawa but the brutality and horror f war and what soldiers must go through in rder to btain final victory This was a difficult book for me to finish I have read a lot A Good Indian Wife of military history but this had the same effect as reading about Verdunr Stalingrad It is largely composed Stage Fright of firs. On May 12 1945 the 6th Marine Division was nearing Naha capitalf Okinawa To the division's front lay a low loaf shaped hill It looked no different from ther hills seized with relative ease ver the past few days But this hill soon to be dubbed Sugar Loaf was very different indeed Part A Mighty Lewd Book of a complexf three hills Sugar Loaf formed the western anchor Die endlose Steppe of General Mitsuru Ushijima's Shur.