Racing the Sunrise: The Reinforcement of Americas Pacific Outposts, 1941-1942

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Glen Williford lends new insight to the reasons for America's relatively quick comeback from the attack on Pearl Harbor. For the first time, he tells the complete story of American efforts to build and reinforce its Pacific garrisons in the Philippines and Hawaii during the six months prior to the war and to supply Bataan and Corregidor in early One effort involved a Glen Williford lends new insight to the reasons for America's relatively quick comeback from the attack on Pearl Harbor.

One effort involved a carefully organized convoy and air ferry routes that were reaching their heights in December The author fully describes the reinforcement efforts in the context of both the existing military strategies and the realities and physical limits of America's defense capabilities at the time. It concludes with an examination of the transition from the desperate defensive efforts to protect lines of communication to Australia and build a major base there to using these assets to resume the offensive.

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More filters. Sort order. May 23, Steven Jorgenson rated it really liked it. This is a fascinating book. I've read many books on WW II in the Pacific and sure did not expect to see a book with this subject matter covered.

Racing the Sunrise: Reinforcing America's Pacific Outposts, by Glen M. Williford

The author concludes the book by stating that without this reinforcing which became a supply train after our entry into WW II our victory may not have happened at Guadalcanal. Supplies and men were diverted to Australia.

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That helped a lot since Australia was closer to the thea This is a fascinating book. That helped a lot since Australia was closer to the theater of operations-in this case Guadalcanal.

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May 29, Tom rated it really liked it Shelves: military-history. This book examines the U. The author's research is highly detailed, down to giving the details of every convoy made to the various American territories and possessions in the Pacific, both in the uncertain months leading up to the beginning of hostilities, and in the somewhat desperate time just after Pearl Harbor where it seemed there were threats everywhere and not nearly enough resources to go around.

A valuable resource This book examines the U. A valuable resource for those interested in the ''42 period in the Pacific war. Sep 05, Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: world-war-ii , military-history. Much good detail on a little-known part of the war. The continuation into the first quarter of is valuable, as well.

Racing The Sunrise: Reinforcing America s Pacific Outposts, 1941 -1942

The author is able to include ship or convoy details such as: names of ships, units and cargo embarked, with sailing and arrival dates. May 03, Gary Pearson added it.

Fills a long neglected hole in the history of our early involvement in the Pacific War. Lots of balls were in the air at the time of Pearl Harbor. With Free Saver Delivery. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Share.

Description Glen Williford lends new insight to the reasons for America's relatively quick comeback from the attack on Pearl Harbour. For the first time, he tells the complete story of American efforts to build and reinforce its Pacific garrisons in the Philippines and Hawaii during the six months prior to the war and to supply Bataan and Corregidor in early One effort involved a carefully organised convoy and air ferry routes that were reaching their heights in December The author fully describes the reinforcement efforts in the context of both the existing military strategies and the realities and physical limits of America's defence capabilities at the time.

It concludes with an examination of the transition from the desperate defensive efforts to protect lines of communication to Australia and build a major base there to using these assets to resume the offensive. About the Author Glen M. Williford, a former business manager for the agriculture chemical industry, is the coauthor of four books on coastal defence.


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He lives in Indianapolis, IN. Williford, a former business manager for the agriculture chemical industry, is the coauthor of four books on coastal defense. Free Returns We hope you are delighted with everything you buy from us.