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Лучшие по рейтингу - Тихий Океан
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Спящий американский солдат. Новая КаледонияСпящий американский солдат. Новая Каледония

ENLISTED MAN CATCHES UP ON LOST SLEEP after spending all night
packing and moving with his regiment to the port of embarkation in preparation
for a move from New Caledonia to another South Pacif ic island. The hilt of the
saber which shows on the right side of the pack is that of an Australian cavalry
saber issued in lieu of a machete.
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THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS YORKTOWN uder attack. Midway. Авианосец Йорктаун. Битва за МидуэйАвианосец Йорктаун во время атаки на него.

THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS YORKTOWN during the attack

At the Battle of Midway the Yorktown was badly damaged and
while being towed was torpedoed and sunk by an enemy submarine. After losing
all four of its aircraft carriers and 250 planes, the Japanese fleet abandoned the
assault and retired from the scene. During the battle the main body of the fleet
had come no closer than 500 miles to Midway. As in the Battle of the Coral Sea,
surface vessels made no contact during the engagement. The Battle of Midway,
one of the decisive battles in the Pacific, stopped Japanese expansion to the east,
and Midway remained in U.S. hands. The U.S. losses were one aircraft carrier,
one destroyer, and 150 planes. From this time on the balance of power in the
Pacif ic shifted steadily in favor of the Allies.
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FLYING FORTRESSES, BOEING B–17C heavy bombers, burning at Hickam
Field, Oahu, on 7 December 1941
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австралийские солдаты в МельбурнеАвстралийские солдаты в полной экипировке поднимаются на трап корабля в Меоьбурне, для дальнейшей атаки японских баз.

COMPLETELY EQUIPPED TROOPS GOING UP A GANGPLANK at
Melbourne to go on the way to their new station in the forward area. After
receiving additional training in Australia, troops were sent out to carry the
offensive to Japanese-held bases.
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японский десант на Аляску 1942Голландская гавань, Аляска. 3 и 4 июня 1942 японцы подвергли её бомбардировке. 3 июня 1942 бомбардировка была малоэффективной, на следующий день урон был серьёзным. 4 июня 1942 японский батальон высадился на Атту, а 6 июня десантировались на Киска. Обе стороны поняли, что погодные условия в этом регионе не способствуют ведению боевых действий поэтому Алеуты не использовались для больших военных баз.

DUTCH HARBOR, ALASKA, with buildings burning after the Japanese bombing
of June 1942. On 3 and 4 June the Japanese attacked the Army installations
there. Of the two bombings, the first resulted in little damage, but the second
considerably damaged ground installations. On 4 June the Japanese landed a
battalion on Attu, and on the 6th troops landed on Kiska. Since most of the
available U.S. ships, planes, and trained troops were needed in other areas, no
immediate action was begun to recapture Attu and Kiska. Both the United States
and Japan learned that, because of the extremely bad weather conditions, this
area was one of the most unsuitable in the world for combat operations and the
Aleutians were not used as an important base for operations.
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