World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War s Aftermath with General Themes

World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War s Aftermath  with General Themes
Author: Loyd E. Lee,Robin Higham
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 511
Release: 1998
ISBN: 0313293260
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War s Aftermath with General Themes Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive historiographic reference work on the war in Asia and the Pacific.

The Second World War

The Second World War
Author: John H. Bradley
Publsiher: Avery
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780895292438
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second World War Book Excerpt:

This book covers World War II in the Asian and Pacific theaters.

Turbulence in the Pacific

Turbulence in the Pacific
Author: Associate Professor of History Noriko Kawamura,Noriko Kawamura
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780275968533
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turbulence in the Pacific Book Excerpt:

Explores the relationship between the United States and Japan during the First World War, and examines the ideological dichotomy between Wilsonian idealistic universalism and Japan's particularistic regionalism in East Asia.

The Second World War

The Second World War
Author: Thomas B. Buell,John H. Bradley,Thomas E. Griess,Jack W. Dice
Publsiher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780757001628
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second World War Book Excerpt:

Beginning with a look at the readiness of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy and the United States armed forces, this book gives a detailed account of the Allies' brutal five-year struggle with Japan. It examines the interrelationship of land, sea, and air forces as they battled over the vast reaches of the Pacific Theater of War.

The Pacific War

The Pacific War
Author: Alan J. Levine
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780275951023
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pacific War Book Excerpt:

Nineteen ninety-five is a year of celebration and remembrance of the Axis collapse that signaled the end of the Second World War. In August, the world will mark the 50th anniversary of V-J Day. Particularly important, then, is this new historical study o the Pacific phase of World War War II that coers not just the military, but also the political side of the war. Rejecting recent trends that tend to whitewash or demonize the Japanese, this book casts new light on many controversial issues from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. It treats the submarine campaign, the air attacks on Japan, the use of the atomic bombs, and Japan's surrender in unusual detail. Finally, it emphasizes that the war was primarily a struggle for the air and sea.

The Faraway War

The Faraway War
Author: Richard Aldrich
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2014-11-27
ISBN: 1473525543
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Faraway War Book Excerpt:

Following the illuminating first-hand revelations about the war in Europe and the Middle East compiled in Witness to War, Richard Aldrich now taps into another huge variety of diarists to explore the Second World War in the Pacific. From the dramatic bombing of Pearl Harbor to the devastating moment when the atomic bomb was dropped upon Hiroshima, the war is brought to life through the diaries of people on all sides, with events recorded as they happened and drawn into a chronological account of the war by Aldrich's expert month-by-month commentary. The Faraway War offers a stunning and diverse range of diaries, focusing both on ordinary people, some of whose diaries are published here for the first time, and on more celebrated figures such as Evelyn Waugh, Charles Lindbergh, Harry Truman and Joyce Grenfell. With this second volume Richard Aldrich now completes the picture that he began with Witness to War, by creating an intimate and illuminating portrait of a whole world ravaged by war.

Unconditional Defeat

Unconditional Defeat
Author: Thomas W. Zeiler
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2003-10-01
ISBN: 1461705762
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconditional Defeat Book Excerpt:

Unconditional Defeat-the second book in a Pacific War trilogy that is part of SR Books' Total War series-examines the concluding stages of World War II in Asia and the Pacific, from November 1943 until September 1945. Thomas W. Zeiler argues that this "war without mercy" could only come to one conclusion: the complete, unconditional defeat of Japan by a mobilized, overwhelming, vengeful United States. Zeiler describes these final 22 months of the Pacific War as a story of contrasts. While the U.S. launched a methodical, smothering attack with all the means at its disposal, Japan fought a fierce yet hopeless defense with diminishing supplies. By November 1943, Japan lacked the necessities not just for victory, as in the earlier phases of the war, but for adequate defense. The Japanese had no options. The strategic planning rested with the Americans. Zeiler's gripping and thorough overview discusses other contrasts between the two foes. The Americans planned multiple advances in the Pacific Ocean and on the Asian mainland. They used a massive number of troops, devised and adopted new amphibious techniques, and deployed the new nuclear category of weapons. The Japanese stubbornly but desperately clung to their territory, often with the basest of defenses. By August 1945, the United States' forces at sea, on land, and in the air had brought Japan near complete defeat. In addition, the Japanese Empire was diplomatically isolated. Japanese politics was in turmoil, the government faced rebellion, and the Emperor stood on the brink of extinction. Wracked by the destruction of the homeland from the air and blockade by sea, Japanese society veered near chaos and the people peered into the abyss of an uncertain future. In the meantime, America's military had experienced such horrors at the hands of Japan that the U.S. made the difficult decision to unleash the atomic bomb. Despite the stark differences between the U.S. and Japan, argues Zeiler, there was one aspect of the war that both sides held i

Island Hopping Across the Pacific Theater in World War II

Island Hopping Across the Pacific Theater in World War II
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2017-11-23
ISBN: 9781979992800
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island Hopping Across the Pacific Theater in World War II Book Excerpt:

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the fighting *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The waters of the Pacific Ocean - stretching deep blue under the tropical sun, or scourged by typhoons - provided World War II's most far-flung battlefield. Two of the world's premier mid 20th century maritime powers, the United States of American and the Empire of Japan, grappled for supremacy across that vast expanse. By the time the Battle of Midway was over in June 1942, the defeat was so devastating for Japan that it was actually kept secret from all but the highest echelons of the Japanese government. Along with the loss of hundreds of aircraft and over 3,000 men killed, the four Japanese aircraft carriers lost, when compared to America's one lost carrier, was critical considering America's huge shipbuilding superiority. The protagonists at Midway were putting into practice a newly emerging naval doctrine, one which ultimately meted out a terrible punishment to the side that miscalculated. Carrier versus carrier combat had come of age. From that point forward, it would be the Americans who operated aggressively across the Pacific. The Guadalcanal Campaign, which ran from August 1942 to February 1943, was a bitter and protracted struggle that also happened to be a strange and transitional confrontation quite unlike any other in the long Pacific War. In conjunction with the American victory at the Battle of Midway, Guadalcanal represented the crucial moment when the balance of power in the Pacific tipped in favor of the Allies, but the idea that Guadalcanal would be such a significant battle would have come as a surprise to military strategists and planners on both sides. By the spring of 1943, American military planners had begun to create a plan to dislodge Japan from east and southeast Asia. To do so, parts of the Philippines were considered main strategic points in the potential Allied attack in the Pacific. The end goal of the Allied plan was an invasion of the Japanese home islands, in which heavy aerial bombardment would precede a ground assault. In order for this to occur, Allied forces would have to occupy areas surrounding Japan, with China adding to Luzon (the largest island in the Philippines) and Formosa (a large island off the coast of China) to create a triangle from which they could launch their bombers. The Allied advance across the Pacific was based on this 1943 plan, with General MacArthur and his forces moving to the north through New Guinea, then Morotai Island, and then to Mindanao, which was the southernmost major island in the Philippines chain. At the same time, Admiral Chester Nimitz sent his fleet through the central Pacific, where they engaged Japanese forces at the Gilbert, Marshall, Marianas and Palau Islands en route to Mindanao. Meanwhile, when Admiral Nimitz was directed to capture an island in the Bonin group, Iwo Jima stood out for its importance in making progress against the mainland, with three airfields that would allow American air forces to attack the Japanese mainland. Near the end of 1944, as Allied forces were pushing across the Pacific and edging ever closer to Japan, plans were drawn up to invade the Ryuku islands, the most prominent of them being Okinawa. Military planners anticipated that an amphibious campaign would last a week, but instead of facing 60,000 Japanese defenders as estimated, there were closer to 120,000 on the island at the beginning of the campaign in April 1945. The Battle of Okinawa was the largest amphibious operation in the Pacific theater, and it would last nearly 3 months and wind up being the fiercest in the Pacific theater during the war, with nearly 60,000 American casualties and over 100,000 Japanese soldiers killed. In addition, the battle resulted in an estimated 40,000-150,000 Japanese civilian casualties.

The Second World War

The Second World War
Author: A. W. Purdue
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-08-25
ISBN: 1350307300
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second World War Book Excerpt:

The Second World War ended the Nazi attempt to establish Germany as the dominant power in Europe and the world; and Japan's aim of controlling South East Asia and the Pacific. It also resulted in the creation of two super-powers and led to the Cold War. A. W. Purdue provides one of the most concise yet comprehensive accounts of the entire course of World War Two, covering both the European and the Asian Pacific conflicts. Thoroughly revised and updated in the light of the latest scholarship, this second edition of an established text: - Challenges accepted views and reassesses the war, rejecting the simplistic concept of a 'war against fascism' - Discusses the historiography and critically analyses key themes and issues, as well as examining current debates - Considers changes in popular attitudes to the Second World War Ideal for students and general readers alike, this is an essential introduction to the causes, nature and significance of World War Two from the perspective of the twenty-first century.

From Versailles to Pearl Harbor

From Versailles to Pearl Harbor
Author: Margaret Lamb,Nicholas Tarling
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1350317535
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Versailles to Pearl Harbor Book Excerpt:

In 1941, the European war became a world war. This book tackles that process in its economic, political and ideological dimensions. Margaret Lamb and Nicholas Tarling explore the significance of the Asian factor and the importance of East Asia in the making of the war in Europe and the transformation of the European war of 1939 into the world war of 1941. This Asian factor has often been neglected, but the policies of all the major powers were affected by their world-wide interests. France had its possessions in North Africa and Asia; Nazi Germany chose to become involved in China and to make an agreement with Japan; Britain's action in Europe and the Mediterranean were conditioned by its commitments elsewhere in the world, and the United States and the Soviet Union were both involved in Europe and Asia. In particular the threat that Japan presented to the status quo in East Asia made it difficult for the war in Europe in turn affected the position in East Asia. The US built a two-ocean navy and encouraged the British to continue their struggle by keeping the resources of South East Asia available, and these steps led to a clash with the Japanese. Lamb and Tarling's global approach throws valuable new light on the origins of the Second World War.

From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima
Author: Saki Dockrill
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima Book Excerpt:

"This multi-authored work, edited by Saki Dockrill, is an original, unique, and controversial interpretation of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific. Dr Dockrill, the author of Britain's Policy for West German Rearmament, has skilfully converted the proceedings of an international conference held in London into a stimulating and readable account of the Pacific War. This is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the subject."--

Atlas for the Second World War

Atlas for the Second World War
Author: Thomas E. Griess
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 1965
ISBN: 9780808583837
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas for the Second World War Book Excerpt:

A companion to the "Second World War : Asia and the Pacific," the maps depict the major campaigns of the war.

Atlas of the Second World War Asia and the Pacific

Atlas of the Second World War  Asia and the Pacific
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of the Second World War Asia and the Pacific Book Excerpt:

The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific

The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Akira Iriye
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2014-06-06
ISBN: 1317871286
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific Book Excerpt:

Professor Iriye analyses the origins of the 1941 conflict against the background of international relations in the preceding decade in order to answer the key question: Why did Japan decide to go to war against so formidable a combination of powers?

Germany and the Second World War

Germany and the Second World War
Author: Horst Boog,Gerhard Krebs,Detlef Vogel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN: 9780198738275
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germany and the Second World War Book Excerpt:

By the spring of 1943, after the defeat at Stalingrad, the writing was on the wall. But while commanders close to the troops on Germany's various fronts were beginning to read it, those at the top were resolutely looking the other way. This seventh volume in the magisterial 10-volume series from the Militargeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History] shows both Germany and her Japanese ally on the defensive, from 1943 into early 1945. It looks in depth at the strategic air war over the Reich and the mounting toll taken in the Battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg, and Berlin, and at the "Battle of the Radar Sets" so central to them all. The collapse of the Luftwaffe in its retaliatory role led to hopes being pinned on the revolutionary V-weapons, whose dramatic but ultimately fruitless achievements are chronicled. The Luftwaffe's weakness in defence is seen during the Normandy invasion, Operation overlord, an account of the planning, preparation and execution of which form the central part of this volume together with the landings in the south of France, the setback suffered at Arnhem, and the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes. The final part follows the fortunes of Germany's ally fighting in the Pacific, Burma, Thailand, and China, with American forces capturing islands ever closer to Japan's homeland, and culminates in her capitulation and the creation of a new postwar order in the Far East. The struggle between internal factions in the Japanese high command and imperial court is studied in detail, and highlights an interesting contrast with the intolerance of all dissent that typified the Nazi power structure. Based on meticulous research by MGFA's team of historians at Potsdam, this analysis of events is illustrated by a wealth of tables and maps covering aspects ranging from Germany's radar defence system and the targets of RAF Bomber Command and the US 8th Air Force, through the break-out from the Normandy beachhead, to the battles for Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

The War Against Japan 1941 1945 Rle World War II in Asia

The War Against Japan  1941 1945  Rle World War II in Asia
Author: John J Sbrega
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN: 9781138912359
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War Against Japan 1941 1945 Rle World War II in Asia Book Excerpt:

With over 5,200 entries, this volume remains one of the most extensive annotated bibliographies on the USA s fight against Japan in the Second World War. Including books, articles, and de-classified documents up to the end of 1987, the book is organized into six categories: Part 1 presents reference works, including encyclopedias, pictorial accounts, military histories, East Asian histories, hisotoriographies. Part 2: Diplomatic-political aspects of the war against Japan Part 3 contains sources on the economic and legal aspects of the war against Japan. Part 4 presents sources on the military apsects of the war embracing land, air and sea forces. Religious aspects of the war are covered in Part 5 and Part 6 deals with the social and cultural aspects, including substantial sections on the treatment of Japanese minorities in the USA, Hawaii, Canada and Peru. "

A World in Flames

A World in Flames
Author: Martin Kitchen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN: 9781138836211
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World in Flames Book Excerpt:

A concise account of the war - including the war in Asia and the Pacific as well as the European arena. Covers the formation of the victorious Grand Alliance and to the problems that beset it, and to Nazi Germany's relations with its allies.

The Origins of the Second World War

The Origins of the Second World War
Author: Victor Rothwell
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780719059582
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of the Second World War Book Excerpt:

Victor Rothwell examines the origins of World War II, from the flawed peace settlement in 1919 to the start of the true world war at Pearl Harbor in 1941. He asks many important questions. Why did the cause of peace advance in the 1920s, only to be stopped in its tracks and threatened with reversal by the Great Depression?; what was the nature of Nazi thinking about war, foreign policy, and the policy of appeasement that sought to accommodate the Third Reich without again going to war? He also examines the events in the Far East at the time, and draws a contrast between the role of the US and the Far East throughout the 1930s. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

World War Ii Pacific Theatre

World War Ii Pacific Theatre
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publsiher: University-Press.org
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 9781230587738
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War Ii Pacific Theatre Book Excerpt:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 86. Chapters: Code talker, South Pacific, Del Monte Airfield, Pacific War, Air raids on Japan, United States Army Air Forces in Australia, Soviet-Japanese War, United States Army Air Forces in the South West Pacific Theatre, Soviet invasion of Manchuria, South-East Asian theatre of World War II, World War II Allied names for Japanese aircraft, United States Army Air Forces in the Central Pacific Area, Joint Army-Navy Assessment Committee, Ie Shima Airfield, Pensacola Convoy, Hiroo Onoda, United States Army Air Forces in Okinawa, Operation RY, Japanese holdout, Pacific Theater of Operations, Yontan Airfield, Allied Translator and Interpreter Section, South West Pacific theatre of World War II, United States Army Air Forces in the South Pacific Area, List of Japanese operations during World War II, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, Teruo Nakamura, Leapfrogging, Operation FS, Soviet-Japanese Border Wars, Banzai charge, Japan campaign, Salvador A. Rodolfo, Sr., The Naked and the Dead, ANZAC Squadron, Task Force 44, Z Plan, Allied Intelligence Bureau, Tales of the South Pacific, Motobu Airfield, Central Field, The Thin Red Line, Fleet Radio Unit, Bolo Airfield, Guadalcanal Diary, Washing Machine Charlie. Excerpt: The Pacific War, also sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War refers broadly to the parts of World War II that took place in the Pacific Ocean, its islands, and in the Far East. The term Pacific War is used to encompass the Pacific Ocean theatre, the South West Pacific theatre, the South-East Asian theatre and the Second Sino-Japanese War, also including the 1945 Soviet-Japanese conflict. It is generally considered that the Pacific War began on 7/8 December 1941 with the Japanese invasion of Thailand for the invasion of British Malaya, and the attack on Pearl Harbor in the United States' Territory of Hawaii by the...

The American Experience in World War II The United States and the road to war in the Pacific

The American Experience in World War II  The United States and the road to war in the Pacific
Author: Walter L. Hixson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780415940313
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Experience in World War II The United States and the road to war in the Pacific Book Excerpt:

World War II changed the face of the United States, catapulting the country out of economic depression, political isolation, and social conservatism. Ultimately, the war was a major formative factor in the creation of modern America. This unique, twelve-volume set provides comprehensive coverage of this transformation in its domestic policies, diplomatic relations, and military strategies, as well as the changing cultural and social arenas. The collection presents the history of the creation of a super power prior to, during, and after the war, analyzing all major phases of the U.S. involvement, making it a one-stop resource that will be essential for all libraries supporting a history curriculum. This volume is available on its own or as part of the twelve-volume set, "The American Experience in World War II." For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing for" The American Experience in World War II" [ISBN: 0-415-94028-1].