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The Coast Watchers: The Men Behind Enemy Lines Who Saved the Pacific by [Lindsay, Patrick]
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After Pearl Harbor, Japan swept unchecked through the Pacific but a tiny band of brave men stayed behind the enemy lines and they watched and they warned: They were the Coast Watchers.

After Pearl Harbor, Japan swept unchecked through the Pacific. But a tiny band of brave men stayed behind the enemy lines. Aided by loyal islanders, they watched and they warned. They were the Coast Watchers. They saved countless lives - including that of future US President John F. Kennedy - and they changed the course of the Pacific War. They knew capture meant certain execution but, while the Japanese hunted them, they moved and hid in the jungle, taking their cumbersome teleradios with them (equipment that took more than a dozen men to transport). They warned of Japanese air strikes, reported on the movements of their shipping and troops, and saved scores of downed airmen. Their reports gave vital warning time to the Allies and allowed them to take a decisive toll on the enemy.

The famed American admiral, William 'Bull' Halsey summed it up: 'Guadalcanal saved the Pacific, and the Coast Watchers saved Guadalcanal.'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5214 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Australia (19 August 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House Australia
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004T6E3TA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,335 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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