Britain's Secret War Against Japan, 1937-1945
By (author) Douglas Ford
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Britain's Secret War Against Japan, 1937-1945 by Douglas Ford
Book DescriptionA new look at how Britain's defence establishment learned to engage Japan's armed forces as the Pacific War progressed. Douglas Ford reveals that, prior to Japan's invasion of Southeast Asia in December 1941, the British held a contemptuous view of Japanese military prowess. He shows that the situation was not helped by the high level of secrecy which surrounded Japan's war planning, as well as the absence of prior engagements with the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army. The fall of 'Fortress Singapore' in February 1942 dispelled the notion that the Japanese were incapable of challenging the West. British military officials acknowledged how their forces in the Far East were inadequate, and made a concerted effort to improve their strength and efficiency. However, because Britain's forces were tied down in their operations in Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean, they had to fight the Japanese with limited resources. Drawing upon the lessons obtained through Allied experiences in the Pacific theatres as well as their own encounters in Southeast Asia, the British used the available intelligence on the strategy, tactics and morale of Japan's armed forces to make the best use of what they had, and by the closing stages of the war in 1944 to 1945, they were able to devise a war plan which paved the way for the successful war effort. This book will be of great interest to all students of the Second World War, intelligence studies, British military history and strategic studies in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415358460
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas Ford
Pacific War, Hardback (December 2011)
Gives an account of the Asia-Pacific campaigns of WWII. Drawing on documents in US and British archives, this title explores why the belligerents in the Pacific war fought the way that they did. It focuses not only on the battlefield level, but also provides a perspective from the military high command, government, and non-combatant citizens.
Britain's Secret War Against Japan, 1937-1945, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Douglas Ford
Focusing on the Pacific War, this work explains how intelligence played a vital role in shaping Britain's conduct of its campaigns against the Japanese in Southeast Asia. It compares the effectiveness of British and Japanese intelligence and illustrates how cultural factors made a crucial difference in the outcome.
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Author Biography - Douglas Ford
Douglas Ford is a Lecturer in Military History at the University of Salford. He has written several articles on British intelligence during the Pacific War, and is currently conducting research on US intelligence on Japan's armed forces during the inter-war period.
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