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Rabaul 1943-44|Mark Lardas
Rabaul 1943-44 : Reducing Japan's Great Island Fortress
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In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely.

The struggle decided more than the fate of Rabaul. If successful, the Allies would demonstrate a new form of warfare, where air power, with a judicious use of naval and land forces, would eliminate the need to occupy a ground objective in order to control it. As it turned out, the Siege of Rabaul proved to be more just than a successful demonstration of air power--it provided the roadmap for the rest of World War II in the Pacific.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781472822444
  • ISBN-10: 1472822447
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
  • Publish Date: January 2018
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Page Count: 96