Japanese Infantryman 1937–45

Japanese Infantryman 1937–45

Sword of the Empire

Warrior 95
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Michael Welply
  • Short code: WAR 95
  • Publication Date: 10 Aug 2005
  • Number of Pages: 64
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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.

Biographical Note

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. A highly respected and established author, Gordon is now a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Center, Ft Polk. He lives in Cypress, Texas.Michael Welply studied art first in Winnipeg and then in Paris. He began his illustrating career in 1977 and has worked for many publishers in Europe and the United States. He has illustrated over 50 books, ranging from historical work to fantasy and fairy tales. He currently lives in France.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Conscription Training Appearance Equipment Barracks Life On Campaign Belief and Belonging Museums and Collections Color Plate Commentary Glossary Bibliography Index

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