LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Importitall
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
Books > History > Americas > United States > B00Q759SIC
  1. The Philippines Campaign of 1944–1945: The History of MacArthur’s Return and the Allied Liberation of the Philippines
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. The Philippines Campaign of 1944–1945: The History of MacArthur’s Return and the Allied Liberation of the Philippines

    [B00Q759SIC]
    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Not Available / Digital Item

    pinterest
Additional Information

*Includes pictures
*Includes a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“I came through and I shall return.” – General Douglas MacArthur

As American and Filipino troops were in the process of being defeated in the Philippines, on the night of March 12, 1942, General Douglas MacArthur, his family and closest advisors were smuggled out of the Philippines on PT boats. From there they surged across the black ocean to Mindanao and were picked up by American B-17 bombers. They stealthily flew to northern Australia, a dangerous flight over Japanese-held territory, and at Adelaide on March 18, 1942 that MacArthur met the assembled press and told them, “I came through and I shall return.” The words would go down in history, and MacArthur would eventually fulfill the vow.

In the wake of the campaign, Japan occupied the country and went on to expand their territory in the Pacific, while at the same time destroying the American presence in that region, but by the spring of 1943, American military planners had begun to create a plan to dislodge Japan from east and southeast Asia. To do so, parts of the Philippines were considered main strategic points in the potential Allied attack in the Pacific. The end goal of the Allied plan was an invasion of the Japanese home islands, in which heavy aerial bombardment would precede a ground assault. In order for this to occur, Allied forces would have to occupy areas surrounding Japan, with China adding to Luzon (the largest island in the Philippines) and Formosa (a large island off the coast of China) to create a triangle from which they could launch their bombers.

The Allied advance across the Pacific was based on this 1943 plan, with General MacArthur and his forces moving to the north through New Guinea, then Morotai Island, and then to Mindanao, which was the southernmost major island in the Philippines chain. At the same time, Admiral Chester Nimitz sent his fleet through the central Pacific, where they engaged Japanese forces at the Gilbert, Marshall, Marianas and Palau Islands en route to Mindanao. As the Allies advanced, American strategists became embroiled in a discussion over whether to stick to the 1943 plan, or whether to focus their efforts on seizing Formosa, from which they would be able to create a supply link to China and would also be able to cut Japanese communication lines to the south.

By the time the campaign started, Japan was on the defensive, but as they would prove in other places like Iwo Jima and Okinawa, Japanese soldiers would act fanatically before admitting defeat or surrendering. During this second major Philippines campaign, an estimated 330,000 Japanese died, and only a bit more than 10,000 were willing to be taken prisoner. In fact, some Japanese soldiers engaged in guerrilla warfare on the Philippines well after the campaign had ended and even after Japan had formally surrendered, prompting the Japanese emperor to personally make a visit and intervene to end the fighting.

The Philippines Campaign of 1944–1945: The History of MacArthur’s Return and the Allied Liberation of the Philippines chronicles the campaign from the start to its aftermath. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the campaign like never before.

Similar Products

The Philippines Campaigns of World War II: The History  of the Japanese Invasion in 1941-1942 and the Allied Liberation in 1944-1945Our Jungle Road to TokyoThe Saga of Pappy GunnRescue at Los Banos: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War IIErwin Rommel: The Life and Career of the Desert FoxThe Fall of Japan: The Final Weeks of World War II in the PacificThe Things Our Fathers Saw—The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation From Hometown, USA-Volume I: Voices of the Pacific TheaterShadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn—Guerrilla Leader and Special Forces Hero
Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Charles River Editors
Binding
Kindle Edition
Format
Kindle eBook
IsAdultProduct
Label
Charles River Editors
Manufacturer
Charles River Editors
NumberOfPages
56
PublicationDate
2014-11-25
Publisher
Charles River Editors
ReleaseDate
2014-11-25
Studio
Charles River Editors
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this product is based in the USA, and is designed and labelled to be used in the USA. If the unit is powered and plugs into an electrical socket, we cannot import the unit for you due to local regulations, as a permit is required for electrical goods. Please check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Agricultural Remedies, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Farm Feeds, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Poisons, Seeds, Supplements, Nutrients, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, information displayed above is for reference/informational purposes only and the item will not be imported. All content is generated and displayed from an automated USA product feed, and if the item cannot be imported for any reason, including carrier restrictions and/or import or sales restrictions under South African or American law, we do reserve the right to cancel and refund the order in full. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring in an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.