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Download The Story of Wake Island Book Ö Ù Join or create book clubs ✓ [Reading] ➱ The Story of Wake Island ➹ Join or create book clubs – Includes 11 photos and 5 mapsdiagrams of the Defence of Wake IslandIt is Monday 8 December 1941 On Wake Island a tLd expect the same thing in a very short time Robert CressmanSo began the epic 14 day siege of Wake Island in 1941 on one side the overwhelming numbers and firepower of the invading Japanese on the other Major Devereux and a handful of Marines aided by civilian contractors and miscellaneous personnel In this memoir Devereux recounts how he and his men put up a resistance that stunned their Japanese foes and provided their American countrymen with a potent positive rallying point after the attack at Pearl Habor A well crafted account of the attacks and invasion of Wake Island by the Japanese following the bombing of Pearl Harbor The Japanese were surprised to find such resistance from a desolate island far from friendly forces The book is of a blow by blow account of the maneuvering and resilience of the troops and civilians on the island against an overwhelming force It took the Japanese two weeks to defeat the small group of defenders but found it was uite costly for them in losses of lives and euipmentAfter the Americans surrender the author sums up their captivity for the next four years Touching on the morbid living conditions and the brutality of the guards watching over them I did find typos in the earlier parts of the book and also duplicated punctuation marksnot sure if this is because of the Kindle formatting or the actual manuscriptI would recommend the Story of Wake Island for those interested in learning about individual battles of WWII

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E completedWord of war comes around 0700 Captain Henry S Wilson Army Signal Corps on the island to support the flight ferry of B 17 Flying Fortresses from Hawaii to the Philippines half runs half walks toward the tent of Major James PS Devereux commander of the battalion's Wake Detachment Captain Wilson reports that Hickam Field in Hawaii has been raidedDevereux immediately orders a Call to Arms He uickly assembles his officers tells them that war has come that the Japanese have attacked Oahu and that Wake cou

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The Story of Wake IslandIncludes 11 photos and 5 mapsdiagrams of the Defence of Wake IslandIt is Monday 8 December 1941 On Wake Island a tiny sprung paper clip in the Pacific between Hawaii and Guam Marines of the 1st Defense Battalion are starting another day of the backbreaking war preparations that have gone on for weeks Out in the triangular lagoon formed by the islets of Peale Wake and Wilkes the huge silver Pan American Airways Philippine Clipper flying boat roars off the water bound for Guam The trans Pacific flight will not b In the dark times for America immediately following the December 7 1941 attacks by Japan on Pearl Harbor groups of American Soldiers Sailors civilians and Marines were located on tiny far away spots in the Pacific Ocean Bataan Coreigador and Wake Island were among them Largely forgotten in the dust of WWII history they were eventually overshadowed by the successes of “Island Hopping” campaigns of the American WWII effort Wake was staffed with people who became an isolated enclave with no hope of reenforcement or resupply Starting on the heals of December 7 and extending through December 23 several hundredAmericans on Wake Island hung on with what they had before December 7 They fought fleet size forces from Japan forces fully armed with troops warships and airplanes The onslaught was horrorific The American resistance was both tenacious and ultimately doomed An old Oscar Brand song goes “Wake Island Wake Island it’s not even there on your map Who’d ever though a few crummy Marines could stop the advance of the Jap” This book tells the story of the Wake Island fight told by it’s Maine Corps Commanding Officer It is worth reading and remembering