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By Bill Sloan

In the midst of the biggest banzai assault of the conflict, US military Lt. Col. William O'Brien, grievously wounded and out of ammunition, grabbed a sabre from a fallen eastern soldier and flailed away at a small military of assailants, screaming to his males, "Don't supply them a rattling inch!" whilst his physique was once recovered tomorrow, thirty useless enemies have been piled round him.

The conflict of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summertime of 1944, and the stakes could not were larger. If Japan misplaced ownership of the island, all desire for victory will be misplaced. For the american citizens, its catch may lead to safe air bases for the hot B-29s that might placed them inside of impressive distance of the japanese native land. the result of the battle within the Pacific lay within the balance.

In this gritty, vibrant narrative, award-winning writer invoice Sloan fuses clean interviews, oral and unit histories, and unpublished bills to explain one of many war's bloodiest and most unconsidered battles of the Pacific theater. Combining grunt's-view grit with huge photograph landscape (and one of many ugliest inter-service controversies of the war), Their Backs opposed to the Sea is the definitive dramatic tale of this epic battle--and an inspiring chronicle of a few of the best acts of valor in American army history.

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