The second edition of a definitive work first published in 1986 and lauded by historians. The collection of essays and thoughts of Japanese Naval officers provides many fresh insights from a Japanese perspective. – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: The Japanese Navy in World War II, in the words of former Japanese Naval Officers, Second Edition FILE: R2628 AUTHOR: editor David C Evans PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Naval Institute Press BINDING: soft back PAGES: 568 PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Japanese Navy, US Navy, US expansion in Pacific, British Empire, European colonial interests, raw materials, military balance, naval warfare ISBN: 1-52671-303-9 IMAGE: B2628.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y8p2edsl LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The second edition of a definitive work first published in 1986 and lauded by historians. The collection of essays and thoughts of Japanese Naval officers provides many fresh insights from a Japanese perspective. – Very Highly Recommended. There has been a shortage of European books on the war in the Pacific. There has been an even greater shortage of books with a Japanese perspective. This is understandable, because Britain and the other European colonial powers were heavily focussed on the war in Europe which had first call on resources and priorities, also being immediately visible with bombing campaigns. The Japanese lost heavily and it is equally natural that many wanted to forget the war and their part in it. This also explains why this book did not appear until 1986 with Japan becoming an important ally against potential Russian and Chinese expansion. The scope of the essays assembled to form this book is comprehensive and reflects the changing fortunes for Japan during WWII. The rapid expansion in the opening actions made Japan look and feel immortal and invincible. Then came the realities as the Allies slowed, stopped and then began reversing the Japanese advances. For the first time it is possible to glimpse the changing Japanese confidence and expectations within the Japanese Navy. An absorbing read with excellent editing of the original work grouped together for the first time.