Operation Goodtime and the Battle of the Treasury Islands, 1943 : The World War II Invasion by United States and New Zealand Forces (Paperback)

Author: Newell, Reg

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Publisher McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Mfg Part# 9780786468492
SKU 230978837
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786468491
Release Date 9/1/2012
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 7L x 0.75T
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Editors Note On October 27, 1943, a force of New Zealanders and Americans invaded the Treasury Islands in the South Pacific, retaking them from their Japanese occupiers. Codenamed Operation Goodtime, the action marked the first time New Zealand forces took part in an opposed landing since Gallipoli in 1915. In an unusual allocation of troops in the American-dominated theater, New Zealand provided the fighting men and America the air, naval, and logistical support. Confronting extreme risks against a determined Japanese foe, the Allies nevertheless succeeded with relatively few casualties. Due to the needs for operational security, Operation Goodtime received little publicity and has been relegated to a footnote in the history of the war in the Pacific. This first complete account of the Allied seizure of the Treasury Islands stands as a tribute to the warriors who fought in this struggle.
Editors Note 1 "On October 27, 1943, a force of New Zealanders and Americans invaded the Treasury Islands in the South Pacific. The action marked the first time New Zealand forces took part in an opposed landing since Gallipoli. This account of the Allied seizure of the Treasury Islands stands as a tribute to the warriors who fought in this struggle"--
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0249
Publisher McFarland & Company
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