Semper Fi: Marines In World War II (Collector's Tin)
Semper Fi: Marines In World War II is the history of the combat operations of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Campaigns of World War II. From the stinking jungles of Guadalcanal to the heights of Iwo Jima's Mt. Suribachi, it was the U.S. Marine Corps that hit the beaches first, and it was the Marines that suffered the first casualties. This is the story of the few, the proud... the Marines.
Within six months of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the tide of war in the Pacific theater had already started to turn. In this volume we look at the hard fought battles that stopped the Japanese thrust east towards Hawaii and south towards Australia as well as at the key battles that shattered the Japanese lines of defense in the Pacific.
Â· The Battle of Midway
Â· Bougainville: Up the Solomons
Â· Rabaul: Open Road to the Philippines
Â· Tarawa: The Gilbert Islands
Â· Beginning of the End
Beginning of the End
The inner ring of Japanese defense in the pacific lay across five islands groups: the Gilbert, Marshall, Marianas, Carolina, and Palau islands. Control of these islands would open up the road to the Philippines, allow American B-29 Superfortresses to wage unrestricted bombing of Japan, and set the stage for the conquest of the last two innermost islands, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. In this volume we follow the operations of the U.S. Marine Corps as they crack the inner ring of Japan's defensive perimeter and prepare for the final assault on the Japanese home islands.
Â· Saipan: The Inner Line of Defense
Â· Tinian, Peleliu: A Costly Mistake
Â· Iwo Jima: Countdown to Tokyo
Â· Okinawa: The Final Battle