The US Navy in World War II by Mark Henry

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Osprey's examination of the United States Navy during World War II (1939-1945). In 1941 the US Navy had 17 battleships - of which eight would be knocked out on the first day of the war - four aircraft carriers, and about 340,000 men including reservists. Pearl Harbor so weakened it that it was unable to prevent the Japanese capture of the Philippines and a vast sweep of Pacific islands. By 1945 it was the strongest navy the world had ever seen, with nearly 100 carriers, 41,000 aircraft and 3.3 million men; the unrivalled master of air-sea and amphibious operations, it was poised to invade Japan's home islands after reducing her fleet to scrap and her Pacific empire to impotence and starvation. This extraordinary story is illustrated here with dramatic photos, and nine meticulous colour plates showing a wide range of USN uniforms.

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Mark Henry is an editor for ESRI Press. He has written about national parks, archaeology, cultural history, wildlife, and conservation for "The Press Enterprise, " where he was a reporter and editor. Previously, he was a staff writer for "Newsday" and "The Los Angeles Times." He lives in Redlands. California. Leslie Armstrong has served as the National Park Service GIS program manager in Denver since 1993. Previously, she worked for the National Park Service as the associate director of natural resources office and as the GIS division liaison in Washington, D.C. As a team leader she developed and implemented the first NPS web site, spatial data clearinghouse, and most recently the NPS interactive map center. She lives in Evergreen, Colorado.
Published August 21, 2012 by Osprey Publishing. 64 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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