Beneath the Southern Cross

Beneath the Southern Cross

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Thrust into the Pacific cauldron during the dark days of 1942 as a young, raw second lieutenant, John Earl Edwards arrived as a boy, becoming a man on the long, bloody road to Tokyo. To Edwards, New Guinea, Saipan, Leyte, Luzon, and Okinawa were no mere place names on a map, but locations paid for in blood and sweat! In semi-documentary style, we follow Edwards as he plays the hand dealt him by fate, learning about love and survival in a world at war while the fate of the nations was still undecided. Edwards is determined the deadly, fanatical enemy lurking in the endless vermin-infested jungles would not keep him from returning to the arms of the young woman who taught him what love really was! Petite, blonde Susan was the beacon in Edwarda€™s harbor, her kisses meaning more to him than medals! Facing a determined foe willing to die for their emperor, taking you with, just staying alive itself became a skill, one that could only be learned on the job!The armored force was pattered after elite German Panzer units. Instituted at Ft. Knox on July, 1940, an officer training program began in 1941. If a volunteer or draftee had achieved a score of 110 or more on the basic aptitude test, he wasanbsp;...

Title:Beneath the Southern Cross
Author: C. E. Albertson
Publisher:iUniverse - 2000-10-01

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