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Pacific Legacy By Joe Foss

Pacific Legacy by Joe Foss

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The classic photo book about the battlegrounds of the Pacific Theater then and now - updated with new information about the preservation and accessibility of these historic sites

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Pacific Legacy: Image and Memory from World War II in the Pacific (2nd Edition) by Joe Foss

Pacific Legacy offers an unprecedented record of the relics of World War II that have survived on the islands of the Pacific: American landing craft rusting on the reefs where they were stopped by enemy fire; shell-pocked Japanese fortifications; fallen aircraft overgrown by jungle; packed-coral landing strips still as good as new. These evocative color images are paired with archival photographs that show the same tropical battlegrounds as they appeared in wartime. The text covers the entire war in the Pacific, from the attack on Pearl Harbor to Japan's surrender in Tokyo Bay. The principal battles are recounted hour-by-hour, drawing heavily on firsthand accounts. This vivid narrative helps the reader visualize what it was really like to be at war in the Pacific, doggedly island-hopping to victory.

About Joe Foss

Gerald A. Meehl, the son of a B-17 crew chief, has photographed every major World War II site in the South Pacific and is the author or coauthor of several other books on the war, including Fast Boats and Fast Times, One Marine's War, and One Small Town Boy.

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Pacific Legacy: Image and Memory from World War II in the Pacific (2nd Edition) by Joe Foss
Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
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