The Japanese Army 1931–45 (2)

1942–45

The Japanese Army 1931–45 (2) cover

The Japanese Army 1931–45 (2)

1942–45

Quantity
In stock
£8.39 RRP £11.99 Website price saving £3.60 (30%)

This product is usually dispatched within 10-14 days

Description

Within months of its greatest triumph in 1942, the Japanese Imperial Army began to face the difficulties which would eventually destroy it - overstretched supply lines, and inadequate industrial support. Yet as the Allies grew steadily stronger and more skilful, the Japanese Army and Naval Landing Forces dug in to defend their conquests with a determination which shocked all who fought them. In this second book the author describes the deployments, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the Army - including the dreaded Kempei-tai military police - the naval infantry, paratroopers, special raiding units, and foreign auxiliaries during the long and savage war in Burma and the Pacific. His text is illustrated with many rare photographs, three insignia charts, and eight highly detailed colour plates.

Table of Contents

· Uniforms of Imperial Army occupation forces in Asia, 1942-45 · Naval Landing Forces · Air Force Paratroops · Guadalcanal 1942-43 · The China-Burma-India front 1944 · Pacific island defence forces 1943-45 · Defence forces in the Home Islands 1945

Product details

Published 25 May 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763545
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 369
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Philip Jowett

Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961 and has be…

Illustrator

Stephen Andrew

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Meiktila 1945 cover
£11.19 RRP £15.99
Kohima 1944 cover
£11.19 RRP £15.99

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over