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Okinawa book online

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I've been reading lots about the PTO recently since someone here posted an excellent site about the Iwo Jima landings (gutsy reading) and i came across this huge write up on Okinawa called "The last Battle". It looks like a whole book posted online with plenty of great reading and photos. Enjoy
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/wwii/okinawa/index.htm
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Thanks, this looks very interesting, and it does seem to be an entire book posted online. The maps in particular may be handy in making a scenario or campaign based on this battle. 
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ORIGINAL: azraelck

Thanks, this looks very interesting, and it does seem to be an entire book posted online. The maps in particular may be handy in making a scenario or campaign based on this battle.
That site is a goldmine...last fall I spent an entire day reading their 'book' about the Ardennes offensive http://www.army.mil/cmh/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_cont.htm
These books are written in a style that I find fascinating, a mix of 'official' historical synopses and riveting first-hand accounts. When I read similar printed books, I usually find that I'm using one or two of my fingers as 'bookmarks' for pages that contain the accompanying maps ...with these I simply open the maps in another browser/tab and can flick between them without losing my place.

Their complete 'online bookshelves' are posted here: http://www.army.mil/cmh/online/Bookshelves/books-era.htm
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Another neat 'feature' of their online books: when you click on a footnote, it opens a small window containing the info (i.e.: no more 'searching for the end of the chapter' or the footnote glossary [;)]).


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The US Army Commemorative series is good too.
 
http://www.army.mil/CMH-pg/collections/collect.htm
 
And the USMC has their own.
 
http://www.nps.gov/archive/wapa/indepth/extContent/usmc/index.htm
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