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How a platoon of Marines wreaked havoc on the Japanese in WWII
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Joseph Tachovsky is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the son of Frank Tachovsky who was commanding officer of the 40 Thieves on Saipan. We spoke about the
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How a platoon of Marines wreaked havoc on the Japanese in WWII
Check out this book here   https://amzn.to/2PXfOHp
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Joseph Tachovsky is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the son of Frank Tachovsky who was commanding officer of the 40 Thieves on Saipan. We spoke about the book and the platoon that the book is about. 40 Thieves on Saipan (Regnery History, 2020)
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0:42 – Joseph talks about why he co-wrote this book about marine snipers in WWII.
5:11 – Joseph talks about what this Marine platoon did during WWII in the Pacific.
6:35 – Joseph talks about the platoon training in a small village.
14:48 – Joseph talks about the special operations type training these Marines had.
17:01 – Joseph talks about the characters of these Marines.
18:23 – Joseph talks about their gear.
22:54 – Joseph discusses the platoons missions.
24:42 – Joseph talks about the lengths and sizes of the missions.
26:57 – Joseph talks about how his dad led the platoon.
29:22 – Joseph talks about the research he did for the book.
37:10 – Joseph talks about how he recorded the interviews.
39:12 – Joseph talks about how he got them to talk about their experiences.
43:09 – Joseph talks about the difficult memories these guys had.
53:41 – Joseph talks about wishing he had started the book before his dad had passed away.
57:27 – Joseph talks about one mysterious person in the platoon.
1:01:45 – Joseph talks about the approach to writing the narrative.
1:07:31 – Joseph talks about the importance of the book to the families of the men in the platoon.
1:13:40 – More information on the book can be found at 40thievessaipan.com
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https://www.regnery.com/9781684511938/40-thieves-on-saipan/
https://www.40thievessaipan.com/
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For more “Military History Inside Out” please follow me at www.warscholar.org, on Facebook at warscholar, on twitter at Warscholar, on youtube at warscholar1945 and on Instagram @crisalvarezswarscholar. Or subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify Please see historyrabbithole.com for a list of my dozen or so blogs and podcasts. You’re sure to find something you like.
Guests: Joseph Tachovsky
Host: Cris Alvarez
Tags: Books, audio interviews, author, podcast, Regnery History, WWII, United States,
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