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  • Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Imperial Japanese Navy went to war with 17 light cruisers and another three cruiser-sized training ships. Of these, most were 5,500-ton ships designed to act as destroyer squadron flagships. This made them much different in capabilities and mission from their American counterparts. During the war, the Japanese built another five light cruisers,... more...

  • Osaka 1615by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined to destroy... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up carrier, the Hosho. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it experimented with its carriers, perfecting their design and construction. As a result, by the time Japan entered World War II and attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II surpassed the Allied and Axis fleets in innovation and technology. This title covers the 12 Japanese battleships that saw service between 1941 and 1945, including the mighty Yamato. Each class is considered in light of its design and construction, its armament and wartime modifications. The author, Mark Stille,... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the Imperial Japanese Navy's heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were technologically superior to and far more innovative than their Allied rivals, whom they met in many of... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    During World War II the Imperial Japanese Navy was at the forefront of submarine technology. It fielded the largest pre-nuclear submarines in the world, some capable of carrying floatplane bombers, which operated alongside fast combat vessels and midget submarines, all equipped with the best torpedoes available. The Japanese submarine fleet should... more...

  • The United Red Army on Screenby Christopher Perkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book investigates how films made about the URA since the 1990s have engaged with, reproduced and contested cultural memories of the organisation, discussing how directors have addressed questions of narrativization, trauma, intergenerational connection, and political subjectivity as they engage in the politics of cultural memory on screen. more...

  • Tales of Old Tokyoby John Darwin van Fleet

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    A breathtaking romp through the city?s Tokyo?s history from the mid 19th to the mid 20th century, with, using lots of images, writings and clippings to bring back to life those far-off days. more...

  • Transpacific Field of Dreamsby Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United... more...

  • Japanese Tanks 1939?45by Steven J. Zaloga; Peter Bull

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Japanese Army used tanks to great effect in the build-up to World War II. Inspired by European designs, in the 1920s and 1930s an innovative Japanese tank program facilitated their campaigns in China prior to the Pacific War. During the ensuing war against the Allies tanks were deployed imaginatively in jungle terrain previously thought impassable... more...