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Pacific War Stories: In the Words of Those Who Survived

by Rex Alan Smith and Gerald A. Meehl

No published collection of first-person oral histories encompasses so many diverse aspects of World War II in the Pacific - in gripping, eyewitness accounts from more than seventy veterans of all branches of service.

In their own evocative words, veterans who fought for their lives against the Japanese Empire more than seventy years ago now think back on the terrifying, perilous, exotic, life-altering events that made up their wartime experiences. What they saw and lived through has stayed with them their entire lives, and much of it comes to the surface again through their vivid memories.

Includes oral histories from past and present USS Arizona Memorial survivor volunteers Everett Hyland, Al Bodenlos, Bill and Ruth Cope, and Sterling Cale.

Hardcover. 512 pages. Includes black and white archive photographs.

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Perfect

Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.