World War II Pacific Island Guide: A Geo-Military Study, 1st Edition

  • Gordon L. Rottman
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  • ISBN-10: 0313075581
  • ISBN-13: 9780313075582
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 477 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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Covering all Pacific islands involved in World War II military operations, this book is a detailed, single source of information on virtually every geo-military aspect of the Pacific Theater.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Geo-Military Aspects of the Pacific Theater.
World War II in the Pacific Chronology.
The Islands.
1. Central and Southern Pacific U.S. Possessions.
Wake Island.
Midway Island.
Johnston Island.
Palmyra Island and Kingman Reef, Line Islands.
Christmas and Fanning Islands, Line Islands.
Canton Island, Phoenix Group.
French Frigate Shoal, Hawaiian Islands.
Reading Suggestions.
2. South Pacific Area.
The Island Bases and the Southern Lifeline.
Borabora Island, Society Islands.
Tongatabu Island, Tonga Islands.
New Caledonia Island.
Norfolk Island.
New Hebrides Islands.
Tutuila Island, American Samoa.
Upolu and Savai'i Islands, Western Samoa.
Wallis (Uvéa) Island.
Viti Levu Island, Fiji Islands.
Solomon Islands.
Reading Suggestions.
3. Southwest Pacific Area.
New Guinea (Papua and North-East New Guinea).
Kiriwina and Woodlark Islands, Territory of Papua.
Bismarck Archipelago.
Netherlands East Indies (and British and Portuguese East Indies Possessions).
The Philippines.
Reading Suggestions.
4. Central Pacific Area.
Gilbert and Ellice Crown Colony.
Nauru Island.
Ocean Island.
Japanese Mandated Territory.
Marshall Islands.
Mariana Islands.
Caroline Islands.
Reading Suggestions.
5. Western Pacific.
Nanpo Shoto, Japan.
Nansei Shoto, Japan.
Reading Suggestions.
6. North Pacific Area.
Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
Reading Suggestions.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.