Beginning in December 1941 with Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor and the British possessions of Malaya and the Philippines, the war in the Pacific played out across a vast area of Asia and the Pacific region. It would come to a devastating conclusion in August 1945 when the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leaving more than 120,000 people dead. Through expert features, stunning photography and in-depth battle maps, this book explores some of the Pacific Theatre's key battles and campaigns, from the decisive naval battle of Midway to one of the bloodiest battles of World War Il — the Allied invasion of Okinawa. We'll also uncover the culture of sacrifice and nationhood behind Japan's kamikaze pilots. introduce some of the heroes of the conflict, and explore how the bomb that changed the world was born.
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