By Robert Conroy
The United States has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has merely started to struggle. . . .
In 1945, background has reached a turning element. A bad new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet as a substitute, the unthinkable happens. With their country burned and shattered, jap lovers set in movement a scary endgame--their objective: to take the US down with them.
In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of worldwide warfare II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked via extremists and a weary usa is compelled to invade Japan as a final step in a battle that has already rate such a lot of lives. because the eastern lash out with strategies that not anyone has ever confronted before--from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze assaults that take out the highest-value objective within the Pacific command--the invasion's good fortune is without warning unsure. As America's streets erupt in rioting, heritage will activate the acts of some key gamers from the fiery entrance traces to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, whereas a mortally wounded enemy turns into the best hazard of all.
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It was like the whole world had gone crazy with anger and everyone felt they’d been cheated out of the rest of their lives. Since I was an ofﬁcer, they had me trying to settle things down and take charge. ” Debbie lifted her head and they kissed again. She was sobbing and realized he was crying softly as well. “Paul, I’m so scared for you. Somehow I thought that your going in the army was a lark, and I was playing at being the brave but lonely woman waiting at home for her man while you marched off with your uniform never getting dirty.
He had to. He was samurai and bound by the oath of Bushido to never surrender. But what would Japan ﬁght with? They had to stop the rain of nuclear terror from the skies. Grudgingly, he acknowledged that the traditional deﬁnition of war had been changed. Japanese bravery would count for naught unless he could ﬁnd some way of halting the bombings. Not for the 46 | ROBERT CONROY ﬁrst time he wondered if he had been born too late. Better that he was already dead and his ashes scattered than to see what was happening to his beloved Japan.
Paul Morrell said when they ﬁnally broke for air. ” Debbie stopped any further attempt at conversation by again covering his face with kisses while she dragged him into the living room. The clamor had brought the rest of Debbie’s family, and they greeted Paul warmly with hugs and handshakes. Debbie’s mother asked him if he had seen his own family, and he assured her that he had, and that he had just come from there. Then they sat him on the couch with Debbie beside him with her arm entwined with his.
1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy