Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

by H. P. Willmott, W. Spencer Johnson, Tohmatsu Haruo
     
 

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The surprise Japanese attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941 brought the United States into the Second World War and set in motion the ultimate, inevitable and total defeat of the Japanese Empire. The destruction that day was terrible, but the Japanese had begun a war they could not hope to win against an

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The surprise Japanese attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941 brought the United States into the Second World War and set in motion the ultimate, inevitable and total defeat of the Japanese Empire. The destruction that day was terrible, but the Japanese had begun a war they could not hope to win against an enemy whose strength they had fatally underestimated. In his comprehensive account of events leading up to, at and after Pearl Harbor, H. P. Willmott, the foremost historian of the Second World War in the Far East, places the Japanese attack in its full historical context. He analyses Japanese military thinking and examines in detail the Japanese planning for their attack. His account of the attack itself, and the ships and planes involved, is a masterly and exciting narrative, aided by superlative full colour maps and a striking choice of contemporary photographs and illustrations. To complete this outstanding history, specifically Japanese and US perspectives on Pearl Harbor are provided by the historian Tohmatsu Haruo and the military strategist W. Spencer Johnson.

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To render the story of the surprise — and nearly devastating — attack on the U.S. military installation in Hawaii, WWII historian H. P. Willmott utilizes documents of the Japanese High Command, battle reports, and interviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780297846642
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.86(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.58(d)

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