The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42

Author:   Clayton K. S. Chun ,  Howard Gerrard
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   243
ISBN:  

9781849086097


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   20 April 2012
Format:   Paperback
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The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42


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In the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese launched an attack on the Philippines to eliminate the United States' other major Pacific naval base. Catching the US forces completely by surprise, the Japanese bombed the major airfields and quickly gained air supremacy. They followed with a full-scale invasion that quickly rolled up US-Filipino opposition and captured Manila. Meanwhile US forces, under the leadership of the Douglas MacArthur, created a series of defensive lines to try and stop the Japanese advance. Despite their efforts, they were continually pushed back until they held nothing more than the small island of Corregidor. With doom hanging over the US-Filipino forces, Douglas MacArthur was ordered to fly to safety in Australia, vowing to return. Nearly five months after the invasion began, the US-Filipino forces surrendered, and were led off on the 'Bataan Death March'. This book covers the full campaign from the planning through to the execution, looking at the various battles and strategies that were employed by both sides in the battle for the Philippines.

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Author:   Clayton K. S. Chun ,  Howard Gerrard
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Volume:   243
Dimensions:   Width: 18.40cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 24.80cm
Weight:   0.315kg
ISBN:  

9781849086097


ISBN 10:   1849086095
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   20 April 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Language:   English

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing forces /Opposing plans /The battle for the Philippines /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Bibliography /Index

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. ..a great account dealing with the capitulation of the Philippine Islands in early 1942 ... As with every Osprey book, [ The Fall of the Philippines ] comes complete with exceptionally detailed maps and excellent illustrations and photographs -- a great book, especially for those just starting to learn about World War II. <br>-- WWII History Magazine (September 2012)


This powerful focus allows for an in-depth coverage of all events during the Philippines campaign. --James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (August 2012) ...a great account dealing with the capitulation of the Philippine Islands in early 1942 ... As with every Osprey book, [The Fall of the Philippines] comes complete with exceptionally detailed maps and excellent illustrations and photographs -- a great book, especially for those just starting to learn about World War II. --WWII History Magazine (September 2012)


Author Information

Clayton K.S. Chun, PhD, is on the US Army War College faculty at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on national security, strategy, and economics. He completed a military career in the US Air Force and has published work in the fields of national security, military history, and economics. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy, and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey. Howard lives and works in Kent.

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