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Operation Iceberg

the invasion and conquest of Okinawa in World War II

by Gerald Astor

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Published by D.I. Fine in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Okinawa Island (Japan),
  • Japan,
  • Okinawa Island.
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island,
    • Okinawa Island (Japan) -- History, Military

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-465) and index.

      StatementGerald Astor.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD767.99.O45 A86 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 480 p. :
      Number of Pages480
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1125886M
      ISBN 101556114257
      LC Control Number94068093
      OCLC/WorldCa32160045

      Operation Iceberg—the code name for the Battle of Okinawa and the occupation of the Ryukyu Islands—began on April 1, It was not only April Fool’s Day, it was also Easter Sunday. The northern portion of Okinawa lay only four hundred statute miles from Kyushu, and Iceberg was certain to draw a furious response. Codenamed Operation Iceberg, the invasion of Okinawa was the largest amphibious landing in the Pacific theatre of the Second World War. In Spring , Allied forces were advancing on Japan and Allied planes were able to bombard her cities.

      Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II--An Oral History Gerald Astor, Author Dutton Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.   Gregory A. Freeman is an award-winning writer and a leader in the field of narrative for books that make a true story read like a gripping, fast-paced novel, his works include The Forgotten , The Gathering Wind, Sailors to the End, Troubled Water, and The Last Mission of the Wham Bam lives in the Atlanta area/5(67).

        The Battle of Okinawa (April 1, J ) was the last major battle of World War II, and one of the bloodiest. On April 1, —Easter Sunday—the. Operation Iceberg presents. Home Audio Videos. Steve Wohlberg Sac Central / Bakersfield Mentone Rick Howard Karl Tsatalbasidis Articles Documents Contact The One Project - San Diego Day One. audio Block. Double-click here to upload or link to 3. Learn more.


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Operation Iceberg by Gerald Astor Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for Operation Iceberg book author. Are you an author. /5(13). About Operation Iceberg Gerald Astor, author of The Mighty Eighth, draws on the raw, first-hand accounts of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire to recount the dramatic and gripping story of the last major battle of World War II.

OPERATION ICEBERG: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II--An Oral History User Review - Kirkus Astor (The Voices of D-Day, ) presents a moving collection of 5/5(1). Operation ICEBERG, as the plan for the Okinawa campaign was officially called, marked the entrance of the United States upon an advanced stage in the long execution of its strategy in the Pacific.

Some 4, miles of ocean, and more than three years of war, separated Okinawa from Pearl Harbor. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Operation Iceberg by Gerald Astor, June 1,Dell edition, in English Operation Iceberg (June 1, edition) | Open Library.

Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War. is a military history book by Viktor Suvorov, first published in Russian in Suvorov argued that Stalin planned a conquest of Europe for many years and was preparing to launch a surprise attack of Nazi Germany at the end of summer of in order to begin this plan.

He says that Operation Barbarossa was a preemptive strike by Hitler, which the Nazi Original title: Russian: Ледокол. Operation Iceberg is a masterwork of the oral history approach to telling a story.

Astor ably edits and arranges the various oral accounts into a quick-paced, yet comprehensive account of a rather complex and important battle. Astor has collected inputs from Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen who were there and made victory possible/5(5).

Operation Iceberg by Gerald Astor; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Campaigns, Military History, World War,World War () fast (OCoLC)fst, Military campaigns; Places: Japan, Okinawa Island, Okinawa Island (Japan).

“OPERATION ICEBERG” By Gerald Astor. April,the U.S. Army and Marine Corps invaded the Japanese Island of Okinawa. With Germany’s surrencder in May of‘Operation Iceberg’ would be the last battle of World War II. Astor (The Voices of D-Day, ) presents a moving collection of memoirs of surviving American soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen who were on the firing line at Okinawa.

InAmerican strategists saw Okinawa as the main staging area for the final assault on Japan. To take this island, US forces paid a terrible price that became a factor in the decision to end the most destructive war. Their accounts are dramatic and graphic, brutal and awe-inspiring.

Based on these first-hand accounts, and presenting a view of the battle that places it in the greater context of the entire Pacific theater, Operation Iceberg is a remarkable account of the last great battle of World War II "A Dell book."Pages:   Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War.

And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell their stories firsthand: of flame-thrower attacks and hand-to-hand confrontations, of atrocities, deadly ambushes and brutal hilltop sieges that left entire companies : Penguin Publishing Group.

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Operation Iceberg's Mixed Legacy The United States’ two-and-a-half-year Pacific amphibious offensive reached a crescendo at Okinawa, where Japan unleashed the full fury of kamikazes.

Vincent P. O'Hara. Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War. And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell /5(5). Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War. And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell their stories firsthand: of flame-thrower attacks and hand-to-hand confrontations, of atrocities, deadly ambushes and brutal hilltop sieges that left entire companies decimated.

Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War. The U. fleet suffered severe losses: 34 ships sunk, /5(11). Operation Iceberg presents. Home Audio Videos.

Steve Wohlberg Sac Central / Bakersfield Mentone Rick Howard Karl Tsatalbasidis Articles Documents Contact Articles “ In late I picked up a small book at my local Adventist Book Center entitled The Green Cord Dream (GCD) authored by Alex Bryan, then pastor and now again, pastor of the Walla. Okinawa as the main site for Operation Iceberg, “The Great Loochoo” in local parlance, covers a quarter of the entire land mass and lies in the middle of the chain.

Its closest companions were a clump of much smaller islands known as the Kerama Retto and off its northwestern coast one of sufficient size for a large airfield, Ie Shima.CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY UNITED STATES ARMY WASHINGTON, D.

C., Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: First Printed CMH Pub Operation Iceberg, as it was known, saw the fiercest attack of kamikazes in the entire Pacific Theater of War. And here Gerald Astor lets the soldiers tell their stories firsthand: of flame-thrower attacks and hand-to-hand confrontations, of atrocities, deadly ambushes and .