Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack by Robert T. Belie

Recounting Bougainville: The Japanese Counterattack

By Robert T. Belie

  • Release Date: 2014-07-06
  • Genre: History
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The Bougainville Campaign played a critical role in securing Allied victory in the South Pacific during World War Two, but a spirited Japanese counterattack in March 1944 threatened to dislodge American forces from the center of Bougainville Island and put the entire campaign in jeopardy.

Captured plans of battle, tree-top snipers, officers calling in mortar strikes on their own positions as they are being overrun, and fearless soldiers deliberately jumping on barbed wire in hopes of being grenaded, are all part of this transcribed narrative of the Japanese counterattack on Bougainville.