Lonely Vigil

Coastwatchers of the Solomons
eAudio - unabridged
(11.90 hours)
Product Number: OB27995
Released: 28 Aug, 2018
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781977393920
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
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Description

From the bestselling author of Day of Infamy: In the bloodiest island combat of WWII, one group of men kept watch from behind Japanese lines. The Solomon Islands was where the Allied war machine finally broke the Japanese empire. As pilots, marines, and sailors fought for supremacy in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Slot, a lonely group of radio operators occupied the Solomon Islands' highest points. Sometimes encamped in comfort, sometimes exposed to the elements, these coastwatchers kept lookout for squadrons of Japanese bombers headed for Allied positions, holding their own positions even when enemy troops swarmed all around. They were Australian-born but Solomon-raised, and adept at survival in the unforgiving jungle environment. Through daring and insight, they stayed one step ahead of the Japanese, often sacrificing themselves to give advance warning of an attack.In Lonely Vigil, Walter Lord, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Night to Remember and The Miracle of Dunkirk, tells of the survivors of the campaign and what they risked to win the war in the Pacific.

Author(s): Walter Lord
Imprint: Tantor Audio
Original Publish Date: 28 Aug, 2018

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Author(s): Walter Lord
Product Number WEB146595
Released: 13 Aug, 2013
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781453238493

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