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The Coast Watchers free pdf 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.'

About Patrick Lindsay

Patrick Lindsay is the author of The Spirit of Kokoda, The Essence of Kokoda, The Spirit of the Digger, Back from the Dead, The Spirit of Gallipoli, Cosgrove: Portrait of a Leader as well as a series of short, inspirational books under the It's Never Too Late banner.

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Author : Patrick Lindsay
Publisher : Ebury Australia
Data Published : 03 October 2011
ISBN : 1742753124
EAN : 9781742753126
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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