The very human nature of war in the Pacific
"The Wave Breaks on the Reef," by Kerr Eby. "Jarred to a halt by a hidden reef, an assault boat is abandoned by a unit of Marines. Doomed to near extinction by a storm of enemy fire, long since trained on this objective, the group pushes forward to a man into the hindering water, into the teeth of the deadly storm." Presented by Naval Historical Center , which has assembled marvelous set of art work depicting amphibious operations in WWII, work that does not seek to glamorize their subject, but "presents the subject in the clear strong light of reality."
The very human nature of the war in the Pacific - Introduction
The war in the Philippines
The invasion force, what it had already endured
Pacifici veterans comment about war's end