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  • 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...

  • Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Unitsby Osamu Tagaya; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War 2. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other... more...

  • Roninby Craig Woodfield; Jose Daniel Cabrera Pe-a

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Set in an age of feuding samurai, wandering swordsmen and fearless warrior monks, Ronin is a skirmish wargame that captures the flavour and excitement of such Akira Kurosawa films as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Whether they prefer the loyal samurai retainers of a feudal lord or a horde of desperate bandits, players choose from one of several factions... more...

  • Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941-45by Gordon L Rottman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The prolonged and bloody fighting for control of the Japanese occupied Pacific islands in World War II is a key point in 20th-century warfare. No two islands were alike in the systems and nature of their defensive emplacements, and local improvization and command preferences affected both materials used and defensive models. This book details the... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1)by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    This volume details the history, weapons and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war. This includes the famous Fubuki class (called ''Special Type'' by the Japanese) which were, when completed in the late 1920s, the most powerful class of destroyers in the world. This design forced all other major navies to follow suite and provided... 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...