Description

This book examines in detail the Japanese Infantryman who was, despite comparisons with the notorious German Waffen SS, an enigma to Westerners. Brutal in its treatment of prisoners as well as the inhabitants of the areas that it conquered, the Imperial Japanese Army also had exacting standards for its own men strict codes of honor compelled Japanese soldiers to fight to the death against the more technologically advanced Allies. Identifying the ways in which the Japanese soldier differed from his Western counterpart, the author explores concepts such as Bushido, Seppuku, Shiki and Hakko Ichi-u in order to understand what motivated Japanese warriors.

Product details

Published Sep 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782004912
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 26 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 95
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Gordon L. Rottman

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

Illustrator

Michael Welply

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