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Rising Sun at War – The Japanese Army 1931-1945

By Phillip Jowett
RELATED TOPICS: MILITARY | BOOK
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Comments: Softcover, 175 pages, black-and-white photos

ISBN: 9-781473-874886

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Pen & Sword

From the publisher: The Japanese Imperial Army was the most powerful force in the Far East through the 1930s and early 1940s. In a vivid selection of archival images, most of which have not been published before, Philip Jowett covers its role in a series of conflicts, beginning with the invasion of Manchuria in 1931 and ending with its final defeat in the Pacific War in August 1945.

Jowett describes the development of the army, its structure and organization, and its expansion during these years, illustrating its actions in a series of events that are often overlooked in other books. Included are campaigns in China between 1931 and 1937, and the Nomonhan campaign against the Soviet Union in 1938.

The extraordinary ambition of the Japanese military during these years is dramatically revealed through the photographs and the accompanying text. The book provides a graphic record of the Japanese army’s performance against the opposing forces that eventually came to include Chinese, British, Soviet, and American forces.

FSM says:
A useful reference for modeling Japanese figures in the Pacific theater, with views of soldiers in training, at leisure, on the march, and in combat.

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