Occupying Force: A Sailor's Journey Following <br>World War Ii
iUniverse, 19 juin 2003 - 162 pages
A surprise attack on American soil and a holy war waged under the guise of an ancient religion-A nation of zealots indoctrinated to hate Western Civilization and a culture ignoring reason in favor of mindless violence-A cabal of militarists conditioned to elect suicide as a battle strategy and celebrate death for divine reward! Headlines from today's war on terrorism? No-these were the themes of America's war with twentieth-century Japan. Joining the Navy to face these fearsome enemies, seventeen-year-old Charlie misses the action in World War II by mere days. Then, directed to occupy the former foe's homeland instead, he remains behind when the war's heroes have all returned to a welcoming nation. Working and enduring through the months, Charlie records his daily thoughts while growing to respect the Japanese people-and does his best to find adventure along the way!
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1945 Author’s entry aboard aﬁernoon Air Group aircraft carrier American anchor Antietam Diary April atomic bomb attack August battle Beiring Boxer Charlie’s China combat conﬂict day at sea December destroyers didn early Ernie Pyle explains fact Fahey’s February feet ﬁght ﬁghters ﬁghting ﬁnal ﬁnally ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂeet Friday Guam gun house gunnery crew holiday routine invasion island January Japan Japanese Japanese Holdouts June Leﬁ liberty March Marianas miles per hour Monday months Morison Morning Launch mount nation Naval Navy Navy’s never November 27 ofﬁcers ofﬁcial Okinawa operations Paciﬁc paint Pearl Harbor personnel planes port projectile refueling Retrieved November 27 sailors Saipan Saturday September 1945 Shanghai shell ship ship’s shipmates side cleaners Speciﬁcally Street Sunday surrender Task Force Task Force 58 Thursday Tinian Tokyo Bay troops Tsingtao Tsunami Tuesday typhoon USS Alabama BB-60 USS Antietam V-J Day watch Wednesday World World War II Yamato