History of Warfare: The Second World War in the Far East

History of Warfare: The Second World War in the Far East

by H. P. Willmott, John Keegan
     
 

Until its loss in World War II, Japan had not known failure in centuries of warfare. This record of the conflict goes beyond mere description to illuminate why Japan instigated a conflict with the only nation—the United States—capable of defeating her, as well as the crucial shifts in the nature of naval power and strategy that occurred during the

Overview

Until its loss in World War II, Japan had not known failure in centuries of warfare. This record of the conflict goes beyond mere description to illuminate why Japan instigated a conflict with the only nation—the United States—capable of defeating her, as well as the crucial shifts in the nature of naval power and strategy that occurred during the fighting. Set off on the road to war, analyzing the effects of the first world conflict; Japan's policies in China; the first victories, as Japan surges through Asia; the great battles of Midway and Guadalcanal; and the final defeat, with the devastating launch of the first nuclear weapons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304361274
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
History of Warfare Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Author of the bestseller Pearl Harbor, H. P. Wilmott teaches war studies at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England, and is a prolific and much admired author.

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