Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941

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Naval Institute Press, 15 gen 2015 - 696 pagine
One of the great spectacles of modern naval history is the Imperial Japanese Navy's instrumental role in Japan's rise from an isolationist feudal kingdom to a potent military empire stridently confronting, in 1941, the world's most powerful nation. Years of painstaking research and analysis of previously untapped Japanese-language resources have produced this remarkable history of the navy's dizzying development, tactical triumphs, and humiliating defeat. Unrivaled in its breadth of coverage and attention to detail, this important new study explores the foreign and indigenous influences on the navy's thinking about naval warfare and how to plan for it. Focusing primarily on the much-neglected period between the world wars, David C. Evans and Mark R. Peattie, two widely esteemed historians, persuasively explain how the Japanese failed to prepare properly for the war in the Pacific despite an arguable advantage in capability.
 

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A good amount of personal memoirs and general histories have been written about the Asia-Pacific Theater of WW2, but a lot of the authoritative information is scattered among numerous books. Even ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

1 Creating a Modern Navy 18681894
1
The Evolution of Japanese Naval Tactics and the SinoJapanese War 18941895
32
Japanese aval Technology and Doctrine 18951904
52
The Japanese Navy and the RussoJapanese War 19041905
94
The Contradictions of Japanese Naval Strategy 19081911
133
The Japanese Navys Plans for Expansion 19051922
152
7 Using a Few to Conquer Many The Japanese Navy from the Beginning of the Treaty Era to the First London Naval Conference 19231930
199
The Japanese Navy from the First London Naval Conference to the End of the Treaty Era 19301936
238
Collateral Elements of the Japanese Navy 19371941
391
Submarine Antisubmarine and Amphibious Warfare Capabilities in the Japanese Navy 19371941
424
The Japanese Navy Plans for War 19371941
447
Reflections on the Japanese Navy in Triumph and Defeat
487
Biographies of Prominent Naval Officers
519
Notes
541
Sources Cited
611
Index
635

Japanese Naval Aviation 19201941
299
Japanese Naval Construction 19371941
353
About the Authors
663
Copyright

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