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Bridge to the sun : the secret role of the Japanese Americans who fought in the Pacific in World War II  Cover Image Book Book

Bridge to the sun : the secret role of the Japanese Americans who fought in the Pacific in World War II / Bruce Henderson.

Summary:

After Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. military was desperate to find Americans who spoke Japanese to serve in the Pacific war. They soon turned to the Nisei--first generation U.S. citizens whose parents were immigrants from Japan. Eager to prove their loyalty to America, several thousand Nisei--many of them volunteering from the internment camps where they were being held behind barbed wire--were selected by the Army for top-secret training, then were rushed to the Pacific theater. Highly valued as expert translators and interrogators, these Japanese American soldiers operated in elite intelligence teams alongside Army infantrymen and Marines on the frontlines of the Pacific war, from Iwo Jima to Burma, from the Solomons to Okinawa.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525655817
  • Physical Description: xxii, 448 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Japanese American.
Japanese American soldiers > History > 20th century.
Japanese American soldiers > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japanese Americans.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Area.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).

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Community Library (Sunbury) 940.5308 Hen (Text) 30210313162488 New Books Available -


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