Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan Review à 102

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Strong Men Armed The United States Marines Against JapanKing jungles and on palm studded beaches thousands of miles from home and fifty years before their time of whom Admiral Chester W Nimitz once said Uncommon valor was a common virtue Strong Men Armed includes over a dozen maps a chronology of the war in the Pacific the Marine Medal of Honor Winners in World War II and Marine Corps aces in World War I. Strong Men Armed provides a mixture of big picture and the micro individual accounts of the combatants' experience in the Pacific Theater during WWII Both the American and Japanese experience is portrayed As a result the book at times becomes disjointed between the macro and micro level The book tackles a very large subject and as a result many of the stories are brief I was left wanting to know about some of the accounts portrayed in the book

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E Japanese defending force As scout and machine gunner for the First Marine Division the author fought in all its engagements till his wounding at Peleliu Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re create the nightmarish battles The result is both an exciting chronicle and a moving tribute to the thousands of men who died in ree. The rest of the title says it all The United States Marine Corps vs The Empire of Japan Leckie is a Marine with an ability to write and he brings the reader the stories of the 18 19 20 yr old Marines who won this war To say well done just doesn't do Mr Leckie justice

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Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan Review à 102 ↠ Strong Men Armed relates the US Marines' unprecedented relentless drive across the Pacific during World War II from Guadalcanal to Okinawa detailing their struggle to dislodge from heavily fortified islands an entrenched enemy who had vowStrong Men Armed relates the US Marines' unprecedented relentless drive across the Pacific during World War II from Guadalcanal to Okinawa detailing their struggle to dislodge from heavily fortified islands an entrenched enemy who had vowed to fight to extinction and did All but three of the Marines' victories reuired the complete annihilation of th. Author Robert Leckie served in combat in the Pacific theater as a scout and a machine gunner in H How Company 2nd Battalion 1st Marines 1st Marine Division and saw combat in the Guadalcanal Campaign and the Battle of Cape Gloucester Strong Men Armed is a ground level almost play by play chronicle of the battles between American Marines and the Japanese troopsIt follows the US Marines as they made their way across and then up the Pacific island hopping their way from the Marshall Islands to various smaller atolls to Saipan Iwo Jima and Okinawa The book tells the story of the horrible conditions that awaited the Marines; well fortified and entrenched Japanese defenses manned by suicidally fanatical soldiers unbearably dense and hot jungle conditions monsoons dengue fever and mosuitos Unbelievably terrible The book was first written in 1961 Although it gathered many very positive reviews it was a bit of a mixed bag for me The book rattles off many names; military brass commanders notable soldiers and many many others At times it became a bit overwhelming to try and keep track of who was whoI also didn't really warm up to the formatting of this one The play by play blow by blow way it is presented didn't really resonate with meNevertheless it is a decent book and contains some very important historical accountsI found the stories of the fanatical Japanese very impactful; most would not be taken alive and died either by suicide or by suicidal Banzai charges For the aged commander of Saipan sat down to a farewell feast of canned crabmeat and saki At ten o’clock he had finished He arose and said “It makes no difference whether I die today or tomorrow so I will die first I will meet my staff at Yasakuni Shrine”He walked slowly to a flat rock He cleaned it off and sat down He faced the misty East and bowed gravely He raised his glittering samurai saber in salute and cried “Tenno Heika Banzai” He pressed the point of his blade into his breast and the moment he had drawn blood his adjutant shot him in the head I would recommend Strong Men Armed to anyone interested35 stars