By Spring 1945, while the war in Europe was coming to a close, in the Pacific there was no end to hostilities in sight. The Japanese, albeit retreating, defended every outpost and island with fanatical determination and all the indications were that Japan would have to be invaded at a terrible cost. The two atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki changed this and the world forever. Victory in the Pacific tells the story of the last six months of the war against Japan in the Pacific, the Philippines, Burma and China in words and pictures, culminating in the Atom Bomb raids and the occupation of Japan.
Andy Rawson has spent many months researching the material for this book on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of numerous Pen and Sword titles and this is his third Images of War series work (Battle of the Bulge and Victory in Europe). He lives at Skipton, Yorkshire.