Wake Island

  • 16 Pages
  • 2.85 MB
  • English
Doubleday, Doran and Co. , Garden City, N.Y
World war, 1939-1945 -- Po
StatementMuriel Rukeyser.
The Physical Object
Pagination[6],16p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21810402M

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Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II. by Bonita Gilbert | out of 5 stars Hardcover $ $ 49 $ $ $ shipping. If you are a student of Marine Corps history, you will find this book an invaluable source of information information on the battle for Wake Island.

Shortly after the attack on Pearl harbor a tiny contingent of Marines, sailors and civilians were charged with the defense of Wake Island. This book relates the events of that defense/5.

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The Picture Book Review In this beautiful book, gorgeous woodcut illustrations are paired with a simple, yet lyrical and rich text to give readers a picture of what it is like to be on an island in a northwoods lake.

Brigadier General James Devereux's "Story of Wake Island," is based on his own recollection and the few Wake Island book available at the time. It's less than pages and is the ideal book for the beginner who wants to learn about the struggle for the tiny atoll.5/5(4).

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Wake Rosters. Blue Book Here is a full PDF copy of the Wake Island “Blue Book” with a corresponding page of notes and corrections. I have also posted rosters for all civilians and military personnel at the start of war on Wake in December Blue Book notes These are notes and corrections to the Blue Book, the formal title of which is “A Report to Returned CPNAB Prisoner of War Heroes.

Despite US attempts to relieve the island, the Japanese launched a much greater invasion a few weeks later and, despite gallant resistance, eventually caused the US Forces to surrender. This book tells the complete story of the vicious fighting on Wake Island, one.

The atoll of Wake Island is composed of Wake Island proper and the smaller Peale and Wilkes Islands for a total land surface area of sq km ( sq mi).

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Like many atolls in the Pacific, the islands and associated reefs formed around a submerged volcano. The lagoon in the center of the islands marks the approximate location of the summit crater. A grand book for men. Of the moment reading, from the headlines, this ringside seat account of three theatres of this war.

route from the Philippines, Bayler was at Wake when the news of Pearl Harbor came through, and was a part of that brave stand until his orders came to move on, to Midway, just a day and a half before the island fell. Battle Of Wake Island summary: The Attack of Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Wake Island were simultaneous and Wake Island finished on Decem The surrender was of American troops to those of Japan.

The battle was for a small island in Central Pacific with the Marines and civilians of the island defending against invaders from Japan. Wake Island Waterpark, the largest waterpark resort on the West Coast, has water fun for all ages.

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If you would like to know more about the Battle for Wake Island, Read "The Story of Wake Island " By The Islands U.S. Marine Commander, who survived the Battle and Prison, Major James P.S. Devereux U.S.M.C.!. The Book is published by Bantam.

Wake Island first received international attention with the wreck of the Libelle. On the night of March 4,the ton barque Libelle of Bremen, Germany, struck the eastern reef of Wake Island during a gale. The ship was under the command of Captain Tobias and.

Narrated by: Eric Martin. Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins. out of 5 stars out of 5 stars out of 5 stars Here, in his own words, is the true story of America's wildest flying hero, of his extraordinary heroism, and of his greatest battle of all-the fight to survive.

The World War II air war in the Pacific needed tough men. The heroic defenders of Wake Island have often been compared to the band of soldiers who defended the Alamo, and in this fine book, author Bill Sloan describes the battle for Wake Island from early on December 8 until the Marines finally and grudgingly surrendered to the overwhelming Japanese forces on Decem /5(5).

98 American civilian contractors on Wake Island. October 7th, Headsman. On this date inafter Japanese-occupied Wake Island was subjected to a withering bombardment from the United States Navy, garrison commander Shigematsu Sakaibara ordered the summary execution of 98 American prisoners of war.

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7,following two days of blistering attacks from fighters off the USS Yorktown, the Imperial Japanese marched 97 American civilian contractors to the northern end of Wake Island. Bonnie Gilbert's book "Building For War" tells the story of WWII civilian contractors who risked their lives for good-paying jobs on Wake Island.

Bonnie's father and grandfather were among those civilians. Her research helps bring closure to the families, whose lives were changed forever by the events on Wake.

Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, Hell Wouldn't Stop: An Oral History of the Battle of Wake Island, Given Up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island, Wake Island Pilot: A World War II Memoir (Memories of War) Schultz's recounting of the events at Wake reflect is very much a regurgitation of Major Devereux's version of the battle and subsequent POW experience.3/5(1).

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The 98 men who were left on Wake Island were mostly experienced construction hands who could operate the machinery. All 98 of these men were killed before the island was liberated. It is a gruesome tale. Wake Island Documentary: The real story of a band of forgotten WWII civilian soldiers Update: I just found out about this documentary.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Published in under title: The story of Wake Island. Description: pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations ; 18 cm. Battle of Wake Island, (December 8–23, ), during World War II, battle for Wake Island, an atoll consisting of three coral islets (Wilkes, Peale, and Wake) in the central Pacific Ocean.

During the battle a small force of U.S. Marines and civilian defenders fought elements of the Imperial. Short of Guam, Wake Island was our easternmost military base in the central Pacific when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

Wake is an atoll with three small islets and has no indigenous population other than some queer humpback rats and hermit crabs. To the nearly Marines defending it for the 16 days it held out against enemy attack, it was also distinguished by its scrub trees (many. Genre/Form: Poetry: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rukeyser, Muriel, Wake Island.

Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran and Co. G Wake Island. Aerial photograph taken from a PBY patrol plane on 25 Maylooking west along the northern side of Wake, with Peale Island in the center and right middle distance, and Wilkes Island in the left distance.

Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Click image to download. Directed by John Farrow.

With Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix. December, With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines tries to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base/10(K). "Wake Up, Island, with its serene narrative and gorgeous woodcut illustrations, is stunning, playful, and a truly fulfilling read."—The Picture Book Review "This picture book intriguingly pairs the delicacy of Nick’s soft-colored woodcuts with the lilting language of Mary’s poem about day’s dawning." —Lake Superior MagazineBrand: University of Minnesota Press.