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  • The Battle that Doomed Japan in World War II
  • By: James H. Hallas
  • Narrated by: Tim Dixon
  • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Saipan

By: James H. Hallas
Narrated by: Tim Dixon
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Summary

The story of the Battle of Saipan has it all. Marines at war: on Pacific beaches, in hellish volcanic landscapes in places like Purple Heart Ridge, Death Valley, and Hell's Pocket, under a commander known as "Howlin' Mad." Naval combat: carriers battling carriers from afar, fighters downing Japanese aircraft, submarines sinking carriers. Marine-army rivalry. Fanatical Japanese defense and resistance. A turning point of the Pacific War. James Hallas reconstructs the full panorama of Saipan in a way that no recent chronicler of the battle has done. In its comprehensiveness, attention to detail, scope of research, and ultimate focus on the men who fought and won the battle on the beaches and at and above the sea, it rivals Richard Frank's modern classic Guadalcanal. This is the definitive military history of the Battle of Saipan.

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  • 22-05-20

Brilliant

Finished it in two days as I could not bring myself to put it down. This is a must read for anyone interested in the War in the Pacific. Harrowing and sad but a superb rendering of what happened on Saipan in 1944. Excellent narration.

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Superb

You have got to listen to this ! It’s probably the best book on the pacific war that you will ever hear. Fantastic detail narration and some really though provoking moments. Listen to this !!!!!!

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Amazing Story of courage and fortitude!

Very much enjoyed the book,well read,and full of personal information ,about what was one of the bloodiest battles of World War 2.

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Another good Saipan account

I had just read an account of the operation in a book with a slightly more strategic outlook and wanted more detail. And I wasn’t disappointed. Excellent detail and story. Narrator was fine too.

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