Osprey's exam of the USA military in the course of international warfare II (1939-1945). In 1941 the U.S. army had 17 battleships - of which 8 will be knocked out at the first day of the struggle - 4 plane companies, and approximately 340,000 males together with reservists. Pearl Harbor so weakened it that it used to be not able to avoid the japanese trap of the Philippines and an enormous sweep of Pacific islands. through 1945 it was once the most powerful military the area had ever obvious, with approximately a hundred providers, 41,000 airplane and 3.3 million males; the unrivalled grasp of air-sea and amphibious operations, it was once poised to invade Japan's domestic islands after lowering her fleet to scrap and her Pacific empire to impotence and hunger. This outstanding tale is illustrated the following with dramatic photographs, and 9 meticulous color plates exhibiting a variety of USN uniforms.
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