Japanese Army in World War II

Conquest of the Pacific 1941–42

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Japanese Army in World War II

Conquest of the Pacific 1941–42

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The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources, and secure an outer defense line for their empire. Although their conquest was successful, the forces deployed from Japan and China were not always ideally trained, equipped and armed. The South Seas and tropics proved challenging to these soldiers who were used to milder climates, and they were a less lethal enemy on the Chinese mainland. This book examines the overall structure of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), the forces in existence at the beginning of World War II and the organization of the forces committed to the conquest of the Pacific.

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Published Jan 01 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841767895
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 57 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Battle Orders
Short code BTO 9
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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