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The Defeat of Japan
     

The Defeat of Japan

by David Rees
 

Following the Pearl Harbor attack Imperial Japanese contingents overran large areas of Southeast Asia and the Pacific until checked by U.S. forces at Midway and Guadalcanal. This book demonstrates how America and the British Commonwealth were able to evolve and apply a victorious strategy in very difficult military circumstances. The Pacific struggle is put in its

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Following the Pearl Harbor attack Imperial Japanese contingents overran large areas of Southeast Asia and the Pacific until checked by U.S. forces at Midway and Guadalcanal. This book demonstrates how America and the British Commonwealth were able to evolve and apply a victorious strategy in very difficult military circumstances. The Pacific struggle is put in its full international context. Events in China, Anglo-American diplomatic efforts to bring Russia into the war against Japan, and the development and decision to use the atomic bomb are all described. The Japanese response to strategic reverses during 1944-45 is related, as is the way that Emperor Hirohito personally intervened with his militarist government in August 1945 to end the Pacific War. The result of all these converging events was the Journey to the Missouri made by the Japanese government and High Command on 2 September 1945 when the instrument of surrender was signed in Tokyo Bay. An epilogue describes how this uniquely bitter struggle had a successful sequel in the occupation of Japan.

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Tells the story of the defeat of Japan between June 1944 and September 1945, emphasizing the significance of the timing of Japan's capitulation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275959555
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1997
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

DAVID REES has been a Literary Editor of the Spectator (London), a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict (London), and a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution (Stanford University). His publications include Korea: The Limited War (1964), The Age of Containment (1967), Harry Dexter White (1974), Red Star Over Prague (coauthor, 1984), The Korean War: History and Tactics (Consultant Editor and Contributor, 1984), The Soviet Seizure of the Kuriles (1985), and A Short History of Modern Korea (1988).

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