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Okinawa was a Japanese island southeast of the main island, control of which was vital for the American approach through the Pacific as World War II drew to a close. American marines took the island with great loss to themselves and still greater losses to the enemy.

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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene B. Sledge.
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Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings.
In his critically acclaimed Armageddon, Hastings detailed the last twelve months of the struggle for Germany. Here, in what can be considered a compan...

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