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Tanks on Iwo Jima 1945

Tanks on Iwo Jima 1945

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Authors: Romain Cansiere & Mr Felipe Rodriguez

Second World War | Tanks & military land vehicles

Published on 20th June 2024 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Osprey Publishing) in the United Kingdom as part of the 'New Vanguard' series.

Paperback / softback | 48 pages, Illustrated throughout with 40 photos and 8 pages of colour illustrations
248mm x 184mm | 48g

An award-winning US Marine Corps armor historian's account of the role of US and Japanese tanks on Iwo Jima. The battle of Iwo Jima is iconic and known for its brutality: this was the only battle in which the number of US casualties outnumbered those of the Japanese. But as is often the case with the Pacific campaigns, the tank action on the island has generally been overshadowed by that of infantry. The tank, however, played an important role as a support weapon – especially on the US side – despite the rough terrain and unconventional enemy tactics. Using unpublished official records and veterans' accounts, award-winning USMC armor specialist Romain Cansière sheds new light on Japanese and USMC armored operations on the island. This book offers new information on the battle in a complete, concise, and accessible format, and its illustrations include unpublished photographs from private collections and meticulously researched new color profiles, highlighting the tanks' modifications and their diverse camouflage and markings.

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