The Japanese Army 1931–45 (1)


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The Japanese Army 1931–45 (1)


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During Japan's devastating Pacific offensive of the 1941-42 period of World War II, the Allies paid a high price for their failure to take seriously an army which had already been fighting in Manchuria and China for ten years. That army was a unique blend of the ancient and the modern and its up-to-date equipment and resourceful tactics served an almost medieval code of unquestioning obedience and ruthless aggression. This first of two titles covers the organisation, equipment, uniforms and character of Japanese ground forces in the Chinese and early Pacific campaigns, illustrated with insignia charts, many rare photographs, and eight meticulous uniform plates.

Table of Contents

M1930 uniforms · Invasion of Manchuria 1931 · Invasion of Jehol 1933 · Chinese campaigns 1937-40 · Cold weather clothing · Uniform modernisation c1937-41 · The Nomanhan campaign 1939 · Development of tropical uniforms · The 'lightning campaign' in the Pacific and South East Asia, 1941/42

Product details

Published Jan 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763538
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 362
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Jowett

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