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The Last Good War Charles J. Brauner

The Last Good War

Charles J. Brauner

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ISBN : 9781412003889
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The Japanese Rape of Nanking and her sneak attack on Pearl Harbor along with Nazi Germanys villainous use of the gas ovens gave the World War Two Allies a moral justification seldom found in warfare. Yet the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima andMoreThe Japanese Rape of Nanking and her sneak attack on Pearl Harbor along with Nazi Germanys villainous use of the gas ovens gave the World War Two Allies a moral justification seldom found in warfare. Yet the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have cloaked the last days of the Pacific war in endless controversy ever since. Was Japan so badly battered by August 1945 that she would have surrendered anyway? Why didnt America explode one on a nearby deserted island and let the enemy surrender without such horrific loss of life? The Last Good War addresses these issues in a vivid and violent re-enactment of the final months of conflict.Soon after Pearl Harbor two mature fifteen year old cousins enlist in the U. S. Navy and become radioman-gunners flying in dive-bombers in the Pacific. As seasoned combat aircrewmen off the U.S. aircraft carrier Brandywine, the two Canadians take part in a 1945 attack on the Japanese naval base across the bay from Hiroshima. The aerial battle reshapes the conduct of the war. As a result Avaition Radiomans Mate Second Class Carson Braddock and ARM2/c Max Bryson are called upon to help the crew of the Enola Gay on their historic flight to Hiorshima. Soon after, two young Japanese sailors confront Carson and Max in combat. With great courage and ingenuity Gunners Mate Takijiru Sugihara and Bosun Chikonori Kaijitsu provide their country with a fresh oppurtunity to redress the balance of military power.A major moral decision must be made. The outcome of the war is in doubt. Indeed, Carson and Max face an enemy who is eager and able to use the most cruel weapon in anyones hands. And in the struggle that ensues the two cousins discover whatveterans world-wide have learned from war over the last half century.What separates warring nations is their beliefs-What unites enemies on the battlefield is their courage