RABAUL 1943-1944: REDUCING JAPAN'S GREAT ISLAND FORTRESS
AIR CAMPAIGN 2
Autore: Mark Lardas
Nuova collana della Osprey Publishing dedicata ai grandi combattimenti aerei della storia. Ogni volume, ricco di artwork, mappe e diagrammi descrive la battaglia, gli aerei coinvolti, i protagonisti, gli obiettivi, l’esito, ecc.
In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely.
The struggle decided more than the fate of Rabaul. If successful, the Allies would demonstrate a new form of warfare, where air power, with a judicious use of naval and land forces, would eliminate the need to occupy a ground objective in order to control it. As it turned out, the Siege of Rabaul proved to be more just than a successful demonstration of air power - it provided the roadmap for the rest of World War II in the Pacific.
Each Air Campaign title is 96 pages long, and includes approximately 31,000 words of main text (excluding captions and plate commentaries) and 60–70 photos. Air Campaign titles typically include three double-page colour plates, two bird’s eye views, and six maps and diagrams.
Riccamente illustrato con foto, diagrammi, mappe, tavole a colori
18,5 x 25