1st ed., 1982. 64 pp., profusely illustrated with cold., + b&w photo-ills., + maps & plans. D.j., 28 x 22cm. FINE. America's involvement in World War II began in the Pacific at Pearl Harbour and finished with the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Japanese surrender. The early American setbacks and the triumphant return through battles like Tarawa, the Philippine Sea and Iwo Jima are described here and illustrated with photographs, maps and plans.