The Twilight Warriors - The Deadliest Naval Battle of World War II and the Men Who Fought It-logo

The Twilight Warriors - The Deadliest Naval Battle of World War II and the Men Who Fought It

Robert Gandt

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Genres:

History

Description:

April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Nazis are collapsing in Europe, and the Americans are vastly overpowering the Japanese in the Pacific. For a group of pilots in their early twenties who were trained during the twilight of the war, the biggest concern is that they'll never actually see real action and will go home without having a chance to face the enemy. They call themselves Tail-End Charlies. They fly at the tail end of formations, stand at the tail end of chow lines, and now they are prepared for battle at the tail end of the war. Little do they know that they will be key players in the most difficult and bloodiest of naval battles-not only of World War II but in all of American history: the campaign to take the Japanese island of Okinawa to serve as a basis for an eventual invasion of Japan. Derived from interviews with and newly discovered memoirs, journals, and correspondence of Okinawa veterans from both the American and Japanese sides, The Twilight Warriors provides a thrilling you-are-there narrative. Like the HBO series The Pacific, this book combines thrilling action with human stories of courage and sacrifice and triumph. It's Band of Brothers at sea and in the sky.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Pruden

Length:

11h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:23


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

14:14


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:29


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

23:38


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:59


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:23


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

16:56


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

16:11


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

13:45


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

15:28


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

23:58


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

14:18


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

20:18


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

08:11


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

15:34


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

13:52


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

20:21


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

24:11


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

16:02


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

18:11


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

24:54


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

15:31


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

22:31


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

21:06


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

16:43


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

16:25


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

23:02


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

23:33


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

17:04


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

14:09


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

16:41


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

18:50


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

14:47


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

17:28


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

16:47


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

14:34


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

26:44


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

19:27


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

22:00


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

00:29