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100 1  Giangreco, D. M.,|d1952-|eauthor. 
245 10 Hell to pay:|bOperation Downfall and the invasion of Japan,
       1945-1947|h[Hoopla electronic resource] /|cD.M. Giangreco.
250    Unabridged. 
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511 1  Read by Danny Campbell. 
520    Hell to Pay is a comprehensive and compelling examination 
       of the many complex issues that encompassed the strategic 
       plans for the proposed American invasion of Japan. U.S. 
       planning for the invasion and military occupation of 
       Imperial Japan was begun in 1943, two years before the 
       dropping of atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In its 
       final form, Operation Downfall called for a massive Allied
       invasion-on a scale dwarfing D-Day-to be carried out in 
       two stages. In the first stage, Operation Olympic, the 
       U.S. Sixth Army would lead the southernmost assault on the
       Home Island of Kyushu preceded by the dropping of as many 
       as nine atom bombs behind the landing beaches and troop 
       concentrations inland. Sixth Army would secure airfields 
       and anchorages needed to launch the second stage, 
       Operation Coronet, five hundred miles to the north in 
       1946. The decisive Coronet invasion of the industrial 
       heartland of Japan through the Tokyo Plain would be led by
       the Eighth Army, as well as the First Army, which had 
       previously pummeled its way across France and Germany to 
       defeat the Nazis. These facts are well known and have been
       recounted-with varying degrees of accuracy-in a variety of
       books and articles. A common theme in these works is their
       reliance on a relatively few declassified high-level 
       planning documents. In contrast, Hell to Pay examines the 
       invasion of Japan in light of the large body of Japanese 
       and American operational and tactical planning documents 
       unearthed by the author in both familiar and obscure 
       archives, as well as postwar interrogations and reports 
       that senior Japanese commanders and their staffs were 
       ordered to produce for General MacArthur's headquarters. 
       Hell to Pay brings the political and military 
       ramifications of the enormous casualties and loss of 
       material projected by both sides in the climatic struggle 
       to bring the Pacific War to a conclusion through a brutal 
       series of battles on Japanese soil. This groundbreaking 
       history counters the revisionist interpretations 
       questioning the rationale for the use of the atom bomb and
       shows that President Truman's decision was based on very 
       real estimates of the truly horrific cost of a 
       conventional invasion of Japan. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
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