The Naval Siege of Japan 1945

The Naval Siege of Japan 1945
Author : Brian Lane Herder
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2020-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781472840370
ISBN 13 : 1472840372
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Naval Siege of Japan 1945 Book Description:

The final months of Allied naval bombardments on the Home Islands during World War II have, for whatever reason, frequently been overlooked by historians. Yet the Allies' final naval campaign against Japan involved the largest and arguably most successful wartime naval fleet ever assembled, and was the climax to the greatest naval war in history. Though suffering grievous losses during its early attacks, by July 1945 the United States Third Fleet wielded 1,400 aircraft just off the coast of Japan, while Task Force 37, the British Pacific Fleet's carrier and battleship striking force, was the most powerful single formation ever assembled by the Royal Navy. In the final months of the war the Third Fleet's 20 American and British aircraft carriers would hurl over 10,000 aerial sorties against the Home Islands, whilst another ten Allied battleships would inflict numerous morale-destroying shellings on Japanese coastal cities. In this illustrated study, historian Brian Lane Herder draws on primary sources and expert analysis to chronicle the full story of the Allies' Navy Siege of Japan from February 1945 to the very last days of World War II.

The Naval Siege of Japan 1945

The Naval Siege of Japan 1945
Author : Brian Lane Herder
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2020-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781472840349
ISBN 13 : 1472840348
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Naval Siege of Japan 1945 Book Description:

The final months of Allied naval bombardments on the Home Islands during World War II have, for whatever reason, frequently been overlooked by historians. Yet the Allies' final naval campaign against Japan involved the largest and arguably most successful wartime naval fleet ever assembled, and was the climax to the greatest naval war in history. Though suffering grievous losses during its early attacks, by July 1945 the United States Third Fleet wielded 1,400 aircraft just off the coast of Japan, while Task Force 37, the British Pacific Fleet's carrier and battleship striking force, was the most powerful single formation ever assembled by the Royal Navy. In the final months of the war the Third Fleet's 20 American and British aircraft carriers would hurl over 10,000 aerial sorties against the Home Islands, whilst another ten Allied battleships would inflict numerous morale-destroying shellings on Japanese coastal cities. In this illustrated study, historian Brian Lane Herder draws on primary sources and expert analysis to chronicle the full story of the Allies' Navy Siege of Japan from February 1945 to the very last days of World War II.

Target Rabaul

Target  Rabaul
Author : Bruce Gamble
Publisher : Zenith Press
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2013-11-15
ISBN 10 : 9781610589574
ISBN 13 : 1610589572
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Target Rabaul Book Description:

As the final book in Bruce Gamble's esteemed trilogy on the War in the Pacific, Target: Rabaul picks up where Fortress Rabaul, the second installment, leaves off--and sets the stage for the major Allied aerial engagements of 1943-1945, which would result in the defeat of Japan. March 1943, Washington, D.C.: Major General George Kenney, commander of the 5th Air Force, begins to formulate plans for Cartwheel--a 2-year campaign to neutralize Rabaul, Japan's most notorious stronghold, with the use of unescorted daylight bombing raids against the base and the heavily-defended satellite installations nearby. The undertaking would prove to be anything but straightforward, and the story of Rabaul's destruction remains one of the most gripping of World War II's Pacific Theater. In Target: Rabaul, award-winning military historian Bruce Gamble expertly narrates the Allied air raids against the stronghold: the premature celebrations by George Kenney and Gen. Douglas MacArthur; the bequeathing of authority to Adm. William F. "Bull" Halsey; the unprecedented number of near-constant air battles that immediately followed; the Japanese retreat to Truk Lagoon in 1944; and their ultimate surrender to Allied forces in August 1945. This amazing story, one that profiles the bravery and resolve of the Allies in the horrific Pacific battleground, is the turbulent conclusion to an acclaimed trilogy from one of today's most talented nonfiction military authors.

Silent Siege II

Silent Siege II
Author : Bert Webber
Publisher : Ye Galleon Press
Total Pages : 398
Release : 1988
ISBN 10 : WISC:89058486382
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Siege II Book Description:

Kaigun

Kaigun
Author : David C. Evans
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Total Pages : 661
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 0870211927
ISBN 13 : 9780870211928
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaigun Book Description:

This landmark study chronicles the Imperial Navy's instrumental role in Japan's rise from an isolationist feudal kingdom to a potent military empire.

Stalin s War on Japan

Stalin s War on Japan
Author : Charles Stephenson
Publisher : Pen and Sword Military
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2021-06-09
ISBN 10 : 9781526785954
ISBN 13 : 1526785951
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin s War on Japan Book Description:

Did Japan surrender in 1945 because of the death and devastation caused by the atomic bombs dropped by the Americans on Hiroshima and Nagasaki or because of the crushing defeat inflicted on their armies by the Soviet Union in Manchukuo, the puppet state they set up in north-east China? Indeed, the Red Army’s rapid and total victory in Manchukuo has been relatively neglected by historians. Charles Stephenson, in this scholarly and highly readable new study, describes the political, diplomatic and military build-up to the Soviet offensive and its decisive outcome. He also considers to what extent Japan’s capitulation is attributable to the atomic bomb or the stunningly successful entry of the Soviet Union into the conflict. The military side of the story is explored in fascinating detail – the invasion of Manchukuo itself where the Soviet ‘Deep Battle’ concept was employed with shattering results, and secondary actions in Korea, Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands. But equally absorbing is the account of the decision-making that gave rise to the offensive and the political and diplomatic background to it, and in particular the Yalta conference. There, Stalin allowed the Americans to persuade him to join the war in the east; a conflict he was determined on entering anyway. Charles Stephenson’s engrossing narrative throws new light on the last act of the Second World War.

The Siege of Tsingtau

The Siege of Tsingtau
Author : Charles Stephenson
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-06-30
ISBN 10 : 9781526702944
ISBN 13 : 1526702940
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Siege of Tsingtau Book Description:

“A well-written, modern narrative of the political and military events leading up to, during and after the German-Japanese War of 1914.”—The Australian Naval Institute The German-Japanese War was a key, yet often neglected, episode in the opening phase of the First World War. It had profound implications for the future, particularly in respect of Japan’s acquisition of Germany’s Micronesian islands. Japan’s naval perimeter was extended and threatened the United States naval strategy of projecting force westward. The campaign to relieve Germany of Tsingtau, the port and naval base in China, and its hinterland posed a grave threat to Chinese independence. The course of the Second World War in China and the Pacific cannot be explained without reference to these events. Charles Stephenson’s account makes fascinating reading. The siege of Tsingtau by the Japanese, with token British participation, forms the core of his story. He draws on Japanese and German primary sources to describe the defenses, the landings, the course of the siege, and eventual German surrender. His study will be absorbing reading for anyone interested in the campaigns of the First World War outside of Europe, in German colonial expansion and the rise to power of Japan. “Overall the volume delivers a much needed, interesting and often highly detailed overview of operations in the Pacific and the siege of Tsingtau. The volume excels especially in its detailed narrative of naval and land operations in the Pacific and in China. The geopolitical background provides a most useful introduction to the history of the region.”—International Journal of Maritime History

Chronology of the War at Sea 1939 1945

Chronology of the War at Sea 1939 1945
Author : Jürgen Rohwer
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Total Pages : 432
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : UVA:35007000414270
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronology of the War at Sea 1939 1945 Book Description:

This complete, indispensable, single-volume reference covers all theaters of the war, the course of events in each, climactic battles, and all the less-well-known actions and skirmishes.

Corregidor

Corregidor
Author : John Grehan
Publisher : Frontline Books
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2021-04-28
ISBN 10 : 9781526799760
ISBN 13 : 1526799766
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corregidor Book Description:

Singapore and Hong Kong had fallen to the forces of Imperial Japan, Thailand and Burma had been invaded and islands across the Pacific captured. But one place, one tiny island fortress garrisoned by a few thousand hungry and exhausted men, refused to be beaten. That island fortress was Corregidor which guarded the entrance to Manila Bay and controlled all sea-borne access to Manila Harbor. At a time when every news bulletin was one of Japanese success, Corregidor shone as the only beacon of hope in the darkness of defeat. The Japanese 14th Army of Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma, threw everything it had at Corregidor, officially named Fort Mills. But deep within the island’s rocky heart, a tunnel had been excavated into Malinta Hill and there the US troops, marine, naval and army, endured the terrible onslaught. At their head was General Douglas MacArthur who became a national hero with his resolute determination never to surrender, until ordered to evacuate to Australia to avoid such a senior officer being captured by the enemy. Bur with his departure, the rest of the garrison knew that there was no possibility of relief. They would have to fight on until the bitter end, whatever form that might take. That end came in May 1942. The defenders were reduced to virtually starvation rations with many of them wounded. Consequently, when, on 5 May the Japanese mounted a powerful amphibious assault, the weakened garrison could defy the enemy no longer. Corregidor, the ‘Gibraltar of the East’, finally fell to the invaders. Those invaders were to become the invaded when MacArthur returned in January 1945. For three weeks, US aircraft, warships and artillery hammered the Japanese positions on Corregidor. Then, on 16 February, the Americans landed on the island. It took MacArthur’s men ten days to hunt down the last of the Japanese, after many had chosen to commit suicide rather than surrender, but Corregidor was at last back in Allied hands. In this unique collection of images, the full story Corregidor’s part in the Second World War is dramatically revealed. The ships, the aircraft, the guns, the fortifications and the men themselves, are shown here, portraying the harsh, almost unendurable, realities of war.

Silent Siege III

Silent Siege III
Author : Bert Webber
Publisher :
Total Pages : 301
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : WISC:89058515941
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Siege III Book Description: