The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

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From the stunning victory at Pearl Harbor to its dramatic reversal at Midway, the Imperial Japanese Navy swept all before it in its numerous victories in the Pacific and Far Eastern waters. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War pulls from many of Osprey's bestselling books on the subject in addition to the most recent research on the subject, including many sources from Japan, and is the most recent and accurate book on this fascinating force.

Even after its setback at ...

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Overview

From the stunning victory at Pearl Harbor to its dramatic reversal at Midway, the Imperial Japanese Navy swept all before it in its numerous victories in the Pacific and Far Eastern waters. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War pulls from many of Osprey's bestselling books on the subject in addition to the most recent research on the subject, including many sources from Japan, and is the most recent and accurate book on this fascinating force.

Even after its setback at midway, the IJN remained a powerful force and inflicted sever setbacks on the US Navy at Guadalcanal and elsewhere. The Imperial Japanese Navy focuses on the Japanese ships which fought the battles in the Pacific including design details, where and when they were engaged and their ultimate effectiveness. In addition,
the construction, design and service history of each ship from destroyer size on up is included. A comprehensive survey of the submarine force is also included. Modifications of each ship are covered making this a valuable reference source for Pacific War enthusiasts and historians, as well as ship modelers.

A short history of the IJN during the Pacific War places all warship design and history in proper context. Finally, a chapter discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the IJN is included ultimately asking the question of whether the IJN really was a modern Navy which was fully prepared for the rigors of combat in the Pacific.

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"An encyclopedic study of the ships, men, aircraft, strategy and doctorine of the powerful navy that confronted the U.S. in World War II. This relentlessly factual volume is amply illustrated with period photos, maps, charts, diagrams, detailed color cutaway drawings, and original art." —Military History Quarterly

"One of the first books to present the Japanese side of the war in the Pacific. Focusing on the reasons for Japanese success, it discusses the strengths and weaknesses in the army. It provides insights into the workings of the Japanese high command. For anyone interested in World War II, this book is well worth reading." —Bowling Green Daily News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472801463
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/9/2014
  • Series: General Military Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 64,159
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. The author lives in Dunn Loring, VA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2015

    Great detail book

    Has all the major warships of the IJN during the Pacific War, their history, and fate. Seems to be well researched and accurate for the most part.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    Not gotten this book.

    I have preordered this book and have not gotten it why, I've all ready pay for it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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