Battle for Okinawa

Battle for Okinawa

A Japanese Officer's Eyewitness Account of the Last Great Campaign of World War II

Book - 1995
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With losses mounting throughout the Pacific, the prospects for a Japanese victory during World War II at Okinawa were grim. The architect and executor of Japanese operations at Okinawa, Colonel Hiromichi Yahara, proposed abandoning traditionally aggressive Japanese military methods and instead fighting a battle of attrition. By prolonging the struggle, the Japanese would make the American capture of Okinawa as costly as possible. In this, Yaraha and the Japanese were successful.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Wiley : 1995
ISBN: 9780471120414
Branch Call Number: 940.5425 Y11b
Characteristics: 245p illus
Additional Contributors: Gibney, Frank B


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Aug 07, 2014

Yahara wrote his story years before Gibney came along and inserted "the American side" commentaries for each section. This makes it a wonderful overview from one side, and a detailed personal view from the other.

It also concludes with Yahara's "after the war" life notes. Most excellent.

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