15 February 2017
From the shores of Normandy to the sands of Iwo Jima, this new book uncovers the story of the men who served in the American amphibious forces during World War II, whose blood stained the beaches to secure victory.
For those who served in America's amphibious forces during World War II, the conflict was an unceasing series of D-Days.
They were responsible for putting troops ashore in more than 200 landings throughout the conflict, most against well-entrenched enemy positions. This new book tells the story of these forgotten men for the first time, tracing their operational history from Guadalcanal to Casablanca, Sicily, Normandy, Iwo Jima and finally Okinawa.
Consisting of first-hand interviews with veterans whose stories have for too long gone untold, entries from personal diaries and action reports, this unique history is complemented by historic photographs and detailed maps.
- Bloodstained Sands: U.S. Amphibious Operations in World War II
- Michael G. Walling, £20, (Hardback)
- ISBN 9781472814395
- Release Date: 20 April 2017