A new addition to the very popular Images of War series, covering the initial Japanese advances through Malaya and Burma. The Japanese achieved some extraordinary rapid advances from the start of their campaign until Allied strength and improving tactics began to tell. – Highly Recommended
NAME: Images of War, Japan Triumphant, The Far East Campaign 1941-1942, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives FILE: R2857 AUTHOR: Philip Jowett PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 184 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: World War 2, World War II, WWII, Second World War, Far East theatre, Japanese advances, land forces, naval warfare, air support, jungle conditions, obsolete equipment
IMAGE: B2857.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y2co24yst LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A new addition to the very popular Images of War series, covering the initial Japanese advances through Malaya and Burma. The Japanese achieved some extraordinary rapid advances from the start of their campaign until Allied strength and improving tactics began to tell. – Highly Recommended The Japanese made a bold decision to attack the US and the colonial powers in the Far East, but their intelligence was frequently flawed and their plan depended on very rapid advances, forcing the retreating Allies to seek peace, allowing the Japanese to keep all they had conquered. Certainly, the Allies had not prepared for this war in the Far East, with America seeking to impose harsh controls on Japan but being cautious to prepare for war, France and the Netherlands over run by German forces, and Britain standing alone with a primary focus on defending itself from possible invasion. However, the Japanese did not manage to advance far enough, fast enough, to achieve a forced peace and that inevitably meant that the industrial might of the US and the sacrifices of the British and Indians would halt the advances and then start the fight back. In this book there are not only the usual outstanding images expected of this series, but coverage of a wider brief than most historians of this struggle. The main focus has been on Pearl Harbour, the fall of Singapore and the Japanese troops reaching into Indian territory, overlooking the other important events, including the actions in the Dutch East Indies.