The Last Battle of World War II
Written by Robert Leckie, the real life inspiration for the character of Robert Leckie in HBO’s The Pacific, Okinawa tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa from both sides, giving readers both a picture of the battle as a whole as well as the individual stories of the men involved.
Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.
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