Bullets and bolos provides rare insight into the culture of an American-occupied territory at the turn of the century, and is an engaging, lively tale about a vanished time and place. Annotations. Images. Bullets and bolos is the memoir of colonel john White's 15 years in the Philippines as a member of the Philippine Constabulary, the chief US law enforcement agency of the islands.
Of Rice and Men Annotated: From Bataan to V-J Day, A Survivor's StoryMindanao Books #ad - Anyone showing a slight weakness to walk was instantly bayoneted in the back. Thousands more later died from malnutrition and disease in the abject conditions of the Japanese POW camps. One of the fortunate survivors was Sergeant Bob Reynolds who penned his combat memoir Of Rice and Men in 1947. At the fall of bataan on april 9 1942, over sixty thousand american and Filipino troops were rounded up by the Japanese and forced to march 65 miles from Mariveles, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, Pampanga, to San Fernando, in Central Luzon.
. Many marchers committed suicide by leaping from bridges. Others were shot for attempting to eat or drink anything. Estimates of the number of total deaths from the march range from 5, 000 to 8, 000 With a cool, and finally his miraculous survival in cabanatuan POW Camp and, later, from bitterly defending Bataan on starvation rations, he details the harrowing experience, philosophical perspective, through the many atrocities of the March, in Manila's Bilibid Prison.
Of Rice and Men Annotated: From Bataan to V-J Day, A Survivor's Story #ad - Includes annotations.
The Coastwatchers Illustrated: Operation Ferdinand and the Fight for the South PacificThe Normandy Press #ad - Author eric feldt led operation ferdinand, by this time on the US Navy's payroll, part of the build-up to the Normandy landings, in which the Coastwatchers, played a critical role. The coastwatchers is the story of the unsung heroic civilian spotters of World War 2 who roamed the coastlines of their home islands and reported back enemy sightings to Allied Intelligence.
His intimate knowledge of ferdinand, and his familiarity with the Coastwatchers of the Pacific islands, provides a unique perspective on this little known but important chapter of military history.
Old Gimlet Eye Annotated: The Adventures of Smedley D. ButlerKismet Publishing #ad - Smedley butler joined the marine corps at age 16 and took part in critical military actions in Cuba, Central America, China, Mexico, the Philippines, and France. Old gimlet eye is a boots-on-the-ground account of his many tours of duty, weaponry, offering invaluable insight into early US military strategy and tactics, equipment and many other fascinating field details from the Spanish-American War to World War I and beyond.
History at the time of his death in 1940 . He won renown as a battlefield hero and was the most decorated Marine in U. S. This new annotated edition of Old Gimlet Eye includes original footnotes and images. Original footnotes. Includes images.
Yankee Fighter: The Story Of An American In The Free French Foreign LegionAkimbo Printing #ad - In august 1943, he became an aide-de-camp on the staff of General Marie Pierre Koenig, and remained with Koenig during his term as military Governor of Paris, August 1944. Dinneen was co-author of the book and worked as a journalist for the Boston Globe, he passed away in 1964. After the war he worked for the CIA and passed away in 2005.
Joseph F. Yankee fighter: the story of an American in the Free French Foreign Legion was first published in 1942. Loved and respected by them, as well as by his leaders, Lieutenant John Hasey is the perfect type of foreigner, for whom the love of France is not vain words. In the battle of the enghiahat … his Captain and First Lieutenant being wounded, he remained the only officer valid.
Yankee Fighter: The Story Of An American In The Free French Foreign Legion #ad - He has won a place in the hearts of his comrades. Hasey’s remarkable memoir yankee figher is a brilliant account of his life in Europe in the late 1930s and through the beginning of the Second World War. Yet, as in 1939 he joined the iroquois ambulance corps, with other young Americans, Hasey’s first taste of conflict was not during that terrible global war, to assist the Finns during the Russo-Finnish War.
When hitler’s forces launched their attacks upon Western Europe Hasey immediately signed up with De Gaulle’s Free French Forces and headed to the Middle East to fight for France. The value of his contribution to france’s war effort can be demonstrated in these comments from his citations: “He has the qualities of a man, of a soldier, and of a leader.
Hasey was the first american citizen to shed his blood to free France from the oppression of the Nazi Regime.
Ours to Hold It High: The History of the 77th Infantry Division in World War IIEscarpment Press #ad - Ours to hold it high was initially published in 1947 and Max Myers, the main editor, passed away in 2011. The actions of each unit of the division are uncovered to give a thorough overview of the tumultuous and chaotic action that the men saw. This is account is not written by a historian sitting at a desk in the United States, instead it was written by the soldiers who were there on the frontlines.
Part one of the book covers these initial two years and the various forms of rigorous training that the men went through to prepare them for the amphibious warfare that they would meet in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Parts two, four, three, and five of the book provides brilliant insight into the combat history of the unit from Guam to Okinawa.
Max myers, the unit historian, has compiled their accounts to form this fascinating book. The actions of the 77th have become famous throughout the globe, particularly with the assistance of films such as Hacksaw Ridge that have immortalized the division. Almost every member of the 77th contributed in one way or another to this history.
Ours to Hold It High: The History of the 77th Infantry Division in World War II #ad - The commanding general and members of his staff, the commanders and staff members from the organizations, and many other individuals devoted some of their time to revision and correction of preliminary manuscripts. Guam, ie shima, kerama Retto, Leyte, Okinawa. The soldiers of the 77th Infantry Division saw some of the bloodiest action of the Second World War.
Ours to hold it high is brilliant history of the division’s actions through the course of World War Two as it island-hopped its way towards victory in the face of ferocious Japanese resistance.
Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle CommandScipio Press #ad - O’daniel. Army combat historian during World War II and the Korean War. Military could overcome this through training, discipline, and above all, communication. This book was incredibly well received by generals, military historians and analysts:“Finally, it is the volume of fire that counts. Marshall was a chief U.
S. It deserves a place among the really great volumes on combat and command. Military affairs“The soldier who can and will shoot is essential to victory in battle. General Bruce C. The good men which we had at the beginning are gone. Men against fire was first published in 1947. He had served on the border with Mexico during the Pancho Villa Expedition before serving in France during World War I.
Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command #ad - L. A. Then raw truth is before us. Major general Charles W. L. Things have to be that simple. A penetrating analysis of behavior and leadership of men in active combat.
They Call It Pacific Annotated: An Eye-Witness Story of Our War Against Japan from Bataan to the SolomonsShip to Shore Books #ad - They call it pacific is an insightful account of events leading up to the war and beyond from an authority on Japanese-American affairs at the time. It is also a thrilling journal detailing Lee’s unbelievable real-time escape from the Philippine Islands with the help of the Filipino resistance. Clark lee was an ap reporter stationed in Manila when World War 2 broke out and the Japanese invaded the Philippines.
. The book contains extensive accounts of the battle for the philippines on Bataan and Corregidor, interviews with soldiers including General Douglas MacArthur, talks with Japanese prisoners, and descriptions of combat as the author accompanied Navy pilots such as Swede Larson on flights over Guadalcanal.
They Call It Pacific Annotated: An Eye-Witness Story of Our War Against Japan from Bataan to the Solomons #ad - This new edition of they call It Pacific has been updated with footnotes and images from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. Includes original footnotes. Includes photographs from World War 2.
On Valor's Side: A Marine's Own Story of Parris Island and GuadalcanalLinchpin Press #ad - 1st marine division, fleet marine force 1941-1945, in the assault at guadalcanal, and served a second tour with the 4th marine Division, Fleet Marine Force and was in the assault and Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. His book on valor’s side was first published in 1963 and he passed away in 2009.
. On august 7, 1942, the first marine Division launched the first successful American land assault in World War Two. The invasion of guadalcanal was a long, cruel holding operation fought with too little equipment and support, not enough food and ammunition, and too few men. The marines on the island were subjected to bombing raids and strafing by Japanese aircraft, destroyers, bombardment by battleships, submarines, and land artillery, cruisers, as well as being continually attacked by Japanese tanks and infantry.
On Valor's Side: A Marine's Own Story of Parris Island and Guadalcanal #ad - For five long months they were attacked day and night before being eventually relieved by Army units. Who were these men who faced overwhelming odds?And how did they survive?T. He served as a Sergeant of Special Weapons in the U. S. Grady gallant, who fought at guadalcanal himself, answers these questions in his brilliant book On Valor’s SideGallant’s account begins with an account of the grueling training that he and his fellow marines received in places such as Parris Island, before they undertook last minute preparations in New Zealand and made the journey towards Guadalcanal.
It is a fascinating work that gives an eyewitness view of one of the most ferocious encounters that the United States Marines had to face through the course of the Second World War. Recreates the real-life training, fighting and comradeship of men at arms, from North Carolina to Guadalcanal.
The Lorraine CampaignUndergrowth Books #ad - Cole’s the lorraine Campaign is the definitive history of these bloody months of conflict. New panzer divisions also arrived to support the Nazi forces and drive back the Allied forces. Over the next three and a half months Patton and his men fought against these battle-hardened troops and brutally powerful tanks in operations that have become subsequently known as the Lorraine Campaign.
Hugh M. The lorraine campaign was first published in 1950 During the second world war he was assigned as a historical officer on the staff of General Patton's Third Army, with whom he participated in four campaigns in northern Europe. Cole passed away in 2005. Cole was an american historian and army officer, best known as the author of The Lorraine Campaign and The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge, two volumes of the U.
S. It records each phase of the campaign in brilliant detail, including the initial days when Patton’s army was brought to a halt at the banks of the Moselle, the Battle of Metz, and the offensive across the Saar River towards the Siegfried Line before the Germans launched their counteroffensive in the Ardennes.
The Lorraine Campaign #ad - This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the European Theater of World War Two and how Patton and his Third Army were able to overcome huge obstacles in their drive to reach Berlin. Hugh M. Army official history of World War II. On the 1st september 1944, general patton and his Third Army stood poised to strike at what they thought would the last major barrier on the road to Berlin.
Billy Mitchell Annotated: Founder of Our Air Force and Prophet Without HonorThe War Vault #ad - He died in 1936, a man ahead of his times. Includes annotations and images. Mitchell's outspoken press conferences about an airplane trust supported by corrupt government officials led to his court-martial for insubordination in 1925. Old guard soldiers, like John J. Pershing, dismissed as delusional ravings Mitchell's belief that a battleship could be destroyed by a bomber.
. As early as 1920, us army general Billy Mitchell began sounding alarm bells about an inevitable Japanese invasion from sea-based aircraft. Mitchell's vision of a us air arm would have meant massive, costly upgrades to the nation's dated flying machines owned by private firms holding patents on aircraft machinery.
Billy Mitchell Annotated: Founder of Our Air Force and Prophet Without Honor #ad - Through the press and in person he lobbied naval brass about America's woefully unprepared defensive air power but his talk of dogfights over the Pacific with superior planes was laughed at and dismissed by all.