Seven Stars: The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and Joseph Stilwell

Seven Stars The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr and Joseph Stilwell The morning was uneventful except for a visit from Gen Bruce th Div and Rear Adm Kiland who is taking him to his objective Bruce as usual is rarin to go and is looking well ahead for action I muc

  • Title: Seven Stars: The Okinawa Battle Diaries of Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and Joseph Stilwell
  • Author: Nicholas Evan Sarantakes
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The morning was uneventful, except for a visit from Gen Bruce 77th Div and Rear Adm Kiland who is taking him to his objective Bruce, as usual, is rarin to go and is looking well ahead for action I much prefer a bird dog that you have to whistle in to one that you have to urge out He is of the former variety Lt Gen Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr March 20, 1944 Bu The morning was uneventful, except for a visit from Gen Bruce 77th Div and Rear Adm Kiland who is taking him to his objective Bruce, as usual, is rarin to go and is looking well ahead for action I much prefer a bird dog that you have to whistle in to one that you have to urge out He is of the former variety Lt Gen Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr March 20, 1944 Buckner is tiresome I tried to tell him what I had seen, but he knew it all Keeps repeating his wise cracks The Lord said let there be mud, etc etc Gen Joseph Stilwell, June 5, 1944 Battle diaries are essential for understanding what generals are thinking as they work their way through the fog of battle Nicholas Evan Sarantakes juxtaposes the diaries of two very different generals who both fought at Okinawa Lieutenant General Buckner, a by the numbers man who favored the use of artillery and tanks to reduce entrenched positions, and General Stilwell, a prickly outsider who preferred maneuver to set piece battles Sarantakes identifies individuals, includes explanations of important events alluded to by the generals, and provides glossaries of main characters and military terms The result is a record of how Buckner and Stilwell came to grips with the problems of command on a war torn island at the end of a long logistical tether With the background information provided by Sarantakes, the diaries of these men become accessible to the reader Buckner is the restrained, a Southern gentleman whose career was average and whose diary entries are interspersed with letters to his wife He shuttles between forward command posts and shipboard conferences, noting how much rain has fallen, how many enemy have been killed, and how many aircraft shot down Stilwell is a self styled outsider, a brilliant warrior with the social graces of a porcupine He dislikes Buckner and has little patience for his irreverent humor Stilwell s entries are peppered with frank and often acrid observations about everything and everybody He dismisses the British as hoggish, inconsiderate Limeys and atomic scientists as temperamental bugs The battle for Okinawa was a pivotal event in World War II and has the distinction of being the single bloodiest conflict in the history of the United States Navy This book is an in depth exploration of the art of leading troops in such a battle.

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