In the Philippines and Okinawa: A Memoir, 1945- 1948

In the Philippines and Okinawa: A Memoir, 1945- 1948 (Hardcover)

By William S Triplet , Robert H Ferrell 
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Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0826213359
EAN: 9780826213358
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 299
Publish Date: 2001-7-16
Binding: Hardcover

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In the Philippines and Okinawa, the final volume of Colonel William S. Triplet's memoirs, tells of Triplet's time during the American occupation in the early years after World War II. Continuing the story from the preceding books of his memoirs, A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne and A Colonel in the Armored Divisions (University of Missouri Press), Triplet takes us to the Philippines, where his duties included rounding up isolated groups of Japanese holdouts, men who refused to believe or admit that their nation had lost the war, and holding them until the time came to transport them back to Japan. Triplet also had to reorganize his battalions and companies to raise morale, which had plummeted with the end of the war and the seemingly dull tasks of occupation. When he took over his assignment of commanding a regiment in a division, he was dismayed to discover the unmilitary habits of almost everyone, regardless of rank. A strict disciplinarian himself, Colonel Triplet, who had served in both world wars, at one time commanding a four-thousand-man combat group, brought his regiment of garrison troops back into shape in a short time. Okinawa presented the new challenge of bringing order to
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Title: In the Philippines and Okinawa: A Memoir, 1945- 1948
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Author: William S Triplet , Robert H Ferrell
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0826213359
EAN: 9780826213358
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 299
Publish Date: 2001-7-16
Binding: Hardcover

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