Description

For the first time in English, this book offers a concise but fact-packed account of the organization, equipment, and all operations of Japan's small but elite wartime parachute forces. Correcting and amplifying previous accounts based on wartime intelligence, it traces the Imperial Army's Raiding Regiments and the Imperial Navy's parachute-trained Yokosuka 1st & 3rd Special Naval Landing Forces from the first trials units, through their successful assaults in early 1942, to the last desperate battles and raids of 1944–45. Thetext is illustrated with rare photographs, and meticulouslyreconstructed color artworkof the men and their gear.

Product details

Published Sep 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782004578
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 127
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

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

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Mike Chappell

MIKE CHAPPELL comes from an Aldershot family with…

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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Richard Hook

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reiga…

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