Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1980. 160 pp., frontis., + photo-ills. D.j., 29 x 21cm. Tiny nick to spine of d.j., with red title typically discoloured o/w V.G.+ In December 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, the USAAF was almost completely unprepared for such a conflict. This book tells how the USAAF, in conjunction with the RAF and other Allied forces, first held their Japanese adversary ; then step by bloody step dispossessed him of his myriad Pacific island strongholds and, finally, vanquished him with an intensive and prolonged bombardment of the Japanese homeland which culminated in atomic destruction. With over 230 superb American photos.