South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alan Rems
Narrator: Michael Prichard
Genres: History, Military
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: August 2014
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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Overview

Authoritative, yet written in a highly readable narrative style, South Pacific Cauldron is the first complete history embracing all land, sea, and air operations in the Pacific War. Unlike most other World War II accounts, this work covers the South Pacific operations in detail. The book includes many now-forgotten operations that deserve to be well remembered. Significantly, the official Australian history of World War II correctly observed that Australia's part in the Pacific war is barely mentioned in American histories. This volume finally brings the major Australian contribution to the fore.


The dramatis personae could hardly be improved upon, including brilliant and imperious General Douglas MacArthur, audacious and profane Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey, and bibulous and indelicate Australian General Thomas Blamey. As for the fighting men, many of their stories are captured in accounts of the actions for which they were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross, and other decorations for valor.stories are captured in accounts of the actions for which some were awarded the Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross, and other decorations for valor.

Author Details

Author Details

Rems, Alan

Alan Rems, a retired CPA, has been a regular contributor to "Naval History" magazine since his first writing effort that earned the U.S. Naval Institute's 2008 Author of the Year award. He lives with his wife, a retired newspaper managing editor, in Centreville, Virginia.