By Bill Sloan
The conflict of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summertime of 1944, and the stakes could not were greater. If Japan misplaced ownership of the island, all wish for victory will be misplaced. For the americans, its seize could bring about safe air bases for the hot B-29s that will positioned them inside of remarkable distance of the japanese place of origin. the end result of the struggle within the Pacific lay within the balance.
In this gritty, shiny narrative, award-winning writer invoice Sloan fuses clean interviews, oral and unit histories, and unpublished debts to explain one of many war's bloodiest and most ignored battles of the Pacific theater. Combining grunt's-view grit with immense 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.