The twilight warriors: [the deadliest naval battle of World War II and the men who fought it]

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April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Nazis are collapsing in Europe, and the Americans are vastly overpowering the Japanese in the Pacific. For a group of pilots in their early twenties who were trained during the twilight of the war, the biggest concern is that they'll never actually see real action and will go home without having a chance to face the enemy. They call themselves Tail-End Charlies. They fly at the tail end of formations, stand at the tail end of chow lines, and now they are prepared for battle at the tail end of the war. Little do they know that they will be key players in the most difficult and bloodiest of naval battles-not only of World War II but in all of American history: the campaign to take the Japanese island of Okinawa to serve as a basis for an eventual invasion of Japan. Derived from interviews with and newly discovered memoirs, journals, and correspondence of Okinawa veterans from both the American and Japanese sides, The Twilight Warriors provides a thrilling you-are-there narrative. Like the HBO series The Pacific, this book combines thrilling action with human stories of courage and sacrifice and triumph. It's Band of Brothers at sea and in the sky.
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9780767932417
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subject_facet HISTORY / Military / Naval, HISTORY / Military / World War II, United States. -- Navy -- Biography, United States. -- Navy -- History -- World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
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title The twilight warriors : [the deadliest naval battle of World War II and the men who fought it]
title_display The twilight warriors : the deadliest naval battle of World War II and the men who fought it
title_full The twilight warriors : [the deadliest naval battle of World War II and the men who fought it] [electronic resource] / Robert Gandt, The twilight warriors : the deadliest naval battle of World War II and the men who fought it / Robert Gandt
title_short The twilight warriors :
title_sort twilight warriors the deadliest naval battle of world war ii and the men who fought it
title_sub [the deadliest naval battle of World War II and the men who fought it]
topic HISTORY / Military / Naval, HISTORY / Military / World War II, United States. Navy Biography, United States. Navy History World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Japan Okinawa Island, World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations, American
topic_facet Campaigns, History, Naval operations, American, World War, 1939-1945