MacArthur's Victory

MacArthur's Victory

The War in New Guinea, 1943-1944

Book - 2004
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A GREAT WARRIOR AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS

In March 1942, General Douglas MacArthur faced an enemy who, in the space of a few months, captured Malaya, Burma, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and, from their base at Raubaul in New Britain, threaten Australia. Upon his retreat to Australia, MacArthur hoped to find enough men and matériel for a quick offensive against the Japanese. Instead, he had available to him only a small and shattered air force, inadequate naval support, and an army made up almost entirely of untried reservists.

Here is one of history’s most controversial commanders battling his own superiors for enough supplies, since President Roosevelt favored the European Theater; butting heads with the Navy, which opposed his initiatives; and on his way to making good his promise of liberating the Philippines.

In the battles for Buna, Lae, and Port Moresby, the capture of Finschhafen, and other major actions, he would prove his critics wrong and burnish an image of greatness that would last through the Korean War. This was the “other” Pacific War: the one MacArthur fought in New Guinea and, against all odds and most predictions, decisively won.

Baker & Taylor
Describes General Douglas MacArthur's remarkable victory over entrenched Japanese forces in New Guinea during World War II despite understrength, illness-wracked, and battle-weary U.S. and Australian forces, a lack of cooperation from the U.S. Navy, and armament and supply problems. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Presidio Press, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345463869
0345463862
Branch Call Number: 940.5426 GAILE
Characteristics: x, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm

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