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Special Operations South East Asia 1942 1945

Author : David Miller
ISBN : 9781473874220
Genre : History
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Many books have been written about Second World War special forces operations in Europe and the Middle East. Much less has been said about such operations in South-East Asia those launched against the Japanese in Sumatra and the Andaman Islands, and the Germans in Goa. These operations, and the exceptional men who took part in them, have been almost forgotten. David Miller, in this gripping account, sets the record straight. His book is based on extensive original research, including long-hidden family documents, revealing much information for the first time and his narrative is fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in special operations and the war against the Axis powers in South-East Asia. His history is the first general account of these operations - it is a landmark in the field.
Category: History

Special Forces Operations In South East Asia 1941 1945

Author : David Miller
ISBN : 1783400633
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Many books have been written about Second World War special forces operations in Europe and the Middle East. Much less has been said about such operations in South-East Asia - those launched against the Japanese in Sumatra and the Andaman Islands, and the Germans in Goa. These operations, and the exceptional men who took part in them, have been almost forgotten. David Miller, in this gripping account, sets the record straight. His book is based on extensive original research, including long-hidden family documents, revealing much information for the first time and his narrative is fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in special operations and the war against the Axis powers in South-East Asia. His history is the first general account of these operations - it is a landmark in the field.
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Far East Air Operations 1942 1945

Author : John Grehan
ISBN : 9781783462124
Genre : History
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Despatches in this volume include Air Operations in Burma and Bay of Bengal 1 January to 22 May 1942 by General Wavell, the despatch on air operations in South-East Asia November 1943 to May 1944, by Air Chief Marshal Sir R.E.C. Peirse, the despatch on air operations in South-East Asia from June 1944 to May 1945, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, and the despatch on air operations in South East Asia between May 1945 and September 1945, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park.??This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.
Category: History

The Special Operations Executive Soe In Burma

Author : Richard Duckett
ISBN : 9781786732729
Genre : History
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In the mountains and jungles of occupied Burma during World War II, British special forces launched a series of secret operations, assisted by parts of the Burmese population. The men of the SOE, trained in sabotage and guerrilla warfare, worked in the jungle, deep behind enemy lines, to frustrate the puppet Burmese government of Ba Maw and continue the fight against Hirohito's Japan in a theatre starved of resources. Here, Richard Duckett uses newly declassified documents from the National Archives to reveal for the first time the extent of British special forces' involvement - from the 1941 operations until beyond Burma's independence from the British Empire in 1948. Duckett argues convincingly that `Operation Character' and `Operation Billet' - large SOE missions launched in support of General Slim's XIV Army offensive to liberate Burma - rank among the most militarily significant of the SOE's secret missions. Featuring a wealth of photographs and accompanying material never before published, including direct testimony recorded by veterans of the campaign and maps from the SOE files, The SOE in Burma tells a compelling story of courage and struggle in during World War II
Category: History

Japan S Colonial Moment In Southeast Asia 1942 1945

Author : Nakano Satoshi
ISBN : 9781351011471
Genre : Social Science
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The first-ever attempt to paint a full scale portrait of the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia during the Asia-Pacific War (1942-1945). This book draws on the huge body of available narrative - military documents, bureaucratic records and personal accounts of combatants and civilians, including diaries, memoirs and collected correspondence - most of which have previously been either unknown or unavailable to non-Japanese readers. It examines how the Japanese imperial adventure in Southeast Asia sped up the collapse of the Japanese empire as a whole, not only through its ultimate military defeat in the region, but also due to its failure as an occupier from the very beginning. Nakano explains the significance of the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia as a learning experience for the occupiers, whether soldiers on the frontlines or civilians on the home front. He uses a synthesis, overlay and juxtaposition of a selection of these narratives, to reassemble the narrative as a whole. This brings into focus the outlook of those Japanese who set out for Southeast Asia with the purpose to urge the region’s occupied people to collaborate with Japan to transform the region into an integral part of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Many would eventually discover that what required change was Japan and its whole approach to colonial rule, as was realized so quickly in the postwar era. The original Japanese version was published as Tonan Ajia senryo to Nihonjin: Teikoku Nihon no kaitai [The occupation of Southeast Asia and the Japanese: The dismantling of the Japanese empire]. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2012. ISBN: 430922542X.
Category: Social Science

The British Empire And The Second World War

Author : Ashley Jackson
ISBN : 9780826440495
Genre : History
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In 1939 Hitler went to war not just with Great Britain; he also went to war with the whole of the British Empire, the greatest empire that there had ever been. In the years since 1945 that empire has disappeared, and the crucial fact that the British Empire fought together as a whole during the war has been forgotten. All the parts of the empire joined the struggle and were involved in it from the beginning, undergoing huge changes and sometimes suffering great losses as a result. The war in the desert, the defence of Malta and the Malayan campaign, and the contribution of the empire as a whole in terms of supplies, communications and troops, all reflect the strategic importance of Britain's imperial status. Men and women not only from Australia, New Zealand and India but from many parts of Africa and the Middle East all played their part. Winston Churchill saw the war throughout in imperial terms. The British Empire and the Second World War emphasises a central fact about the Second World War that is often forgotten.
Category: History

The China Burma India Campaign 1931 1945

Author : Eugene L. Rasor
ISBN : 0313288720
Genre : History
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Provides an evaluative survey of the literature on the most complex and perhaps most controversial campaign of World War II.
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War And Society Newsletter

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00003494D
Genre : Military art and science
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Category: Military art and science

Baag Hong Kong Resistance 1942 1945

Author : Edwin Ride
ISBN : UOM:39015001104556
Genre : Hong Kong
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BAAG etableredes i Kina 1942 af engelske officerer flygtet fra japansk fangenskab. Gruppen bedrev efterretningsvirksomhed og hjalp mange ud af japansk besatte Sydkina
Category: Hong Kong

Air Commandos Against Japan

Author : William T. Y'Blood
ISBN : 9781612515793
Genre : History
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In 1943 the U.S. Army Air Forces created what would become the Air Commandos, a unit that marked a milestone in tactical operations in support of British ground forces invading Burma. William T. Y'Blood tells the story of how these daring American aviators trained and went into combat using unconventional hit-and-run tactics to confuse the enemy and destroy their lines of communication and supply. The force comprised light planes to evacuate wounded, transports to move heavy cargo, fighters, gliders, helicopters, and more than five hundred men. The book describes how this top-secret force successfully attacked the enemy from the air, resupplied British commandos on the ground, and airlifted the wounded out of the battle area--eventually driving the Japanese out of Burma.
Category: History

Your Face Tomorrow Fever And Spear

Author : Javier Marías
ISBN : 9780811223898
Genre : Fiction
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A daring masterwork by Javier Marias: "Spain's most subtle and gifted writer." (The Boston Globe) Part spy novel, part romance, part Henry James, Your Face Tomorrow is a wholly remarkable display of the immense gifts of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, Volume One of his unfolding novel Your Face Tomorrow, he returns us to the rarified world of Oxford (the delightful setting of All Souls and Dark Back of Time), while introducing us to territory entirely new--espionage. Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his wife in Madrid, is a bit adrift in London until his old friend Sir Peter Wheeler—retired Oxford don and semi-retired master spy—recruits him for a new career in British Intelligence. Deza possesses a rare gift for seeing behind the masks people wear. He is soon observing interviews conducted by Her Majesty's secret service: variously shady international businessmen one day, would-be coup leaders the next. Seductively, this metaphysical thriller explores past, present, and future in the ever-more-perilous 21st century. This compelling and enigmatic tour de force from one of Europe's greatest writers continues with Volume Two, Dance and Dream.
Category: Fiction

Masa Jepun

Author : Bob Reece
ISBN : UOM:39015056285011
Genre : History
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The Japanese Occupation 1942 1945

Author : Beng Luan Tan
ISBN : 9812047417
Genre : Singapore
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The Japanese occupation of Singapore lasted for a short period but its scars remain deeply etched in the minds of those who lived through it. Over 54 years have lapsed since the fall of Singapore, yet many older Singaporeans will remember vividly the brutalities meted out by the Japanese soldiers. Younger generations of Singaporeans who have grown up in a safe and secure environment over the past 30 years will find it difficult to comprehend or have a feel for the hardships of war. Nor will they really understand the meaning of deprivation, food shortages and a total loss of freedom. This book will bridge this experience gap. Features: A pictorial and oral testimony of one of history's most traumatic chapters; Painstakingly compiled through extensive research from survivors of the war - both locals and wartime military officials; Illustrated on every page with numerous photographs, artefacts and paraphernalia which will create a deeper understanding and feel of the terror of the war; Evokes among the older Singaporeans a sense of familiarity, with the scenes depicted in the photographs and/or events described in the documents; A fresh insight for the young to understanding the value of hardships and tribulations Singapore had undergone as an occupied country; Includes an informative bibliography for further research.
Category: Singapore

World Wars 1914 1945

Author : Multiple Authors
ISBN : 9781782741275
Genre : History
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The two world wars were amongst the most convulsive events in human history. Millions of people died, many millions more had their lives transformed, and the nature of warfare itself was changed forever. The Era of World Wars 1914-45 – volume six in the Encyclopedia of Warfare Series – charts the cataclysmic world wars of the twentieth century. This is a chronological guide to conflict on every continent, including the far-reaching effects on Africa, China and the Middle East, as well as the more familiar battlegrounds such as Verdun and the Somme in 1916, Stalingrad in 1942, and Normandy in 1944. This volume tells the story of the millions involved in the world wars and surrounding conflicts. Featuring full colour maps illustrating the formations and strategies used, plus narrative descriptions of the circumstances behind each battle, this is a comprehensive guide to the two world wars and the other conflicts of the era. The Encyclopedia of Warfare Series is an authoritative compendium of five millennia of conflict, from the ancient world to the Arab Spring. Written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, it reflects the latest thinking among military historians and will prove to be an indispensible reference guide.
Category: History

War And Nationalism In China 1925 1945

Author : Hans van de Ven
ISBN : 9781134759255
Genre : History
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In 1937, the Nationalists under Chiang Kaishek were leading the Chinese war effort against Japan and were lauded in the West for their efforts to transform China into an independent and modern nation; yet this image was quickly tarnished. The Nationalists were soon denounced as militarily incompetent, corrupt, and antidemocratic and Chiang Kaishek, the same. In this book, van de Ven investigates the myths and truths of Nationalist resistance including issues such as: the role of the US in East Asia during the Second World War the achievements of Chiang Kaishek as Nationalist leader the respective contributions of the Nationalists and the Communists to the defeat of Japan the consequences of the Europe First strategy for Asia. War and Nationalism in China offers a major new interpretation of the Chinese Nationalists, placing their war of resistance against Japan in the context of their prolonged efforts to establish control over their own country and providing a critical reassessment of Allied Warfare in the region. This groundbreaking volume will interest students and researchers of Chinese History and Warfare.
Category: History

South East Asia

Author : Andrew Dalby
ISBN : UCSD:31822016570590
Genre : Reference
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"...DESERVES A PLACE IN REFERENCE COLLECTIONS."--CHOICE. "..IT ENABLES SPECIALISTS OF ONE COUNTRY OR SUBJECT TO IDENTIFY RAPIDLY REFERENCE SOURCES ON COUNTRIES & SUBJECT AREAS WITHIN THE REGION WITH WHICH THEY MAY BE LESS FAMILIAR...IT WILL FACILITATE THE TASK OF COMPARATIVE RESEARCH WHILE HARD-PRESSED REFERENCE LIBRARIANS WILL NO DOUBT FIND IT AN INVALUABLE SOURCE OF FIRST RESORT."--ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY, VOLUME 4. This guide evaluates the widely scattered fund of material available in South-East Asia in such areas as politics, religion, society, history language, geography, economics & development. Even the simple listings of reference sources within this guide bring to light much indispensable & fascinating information; information that risks being over-looked because of its date or origin, or that is inaccessible in libraries because of cataloging problems. This guide analyses the contents of books & non-reference materials from the practical viewpoint of today's library. (REGIONAL REFERENCE GUIDES, 2)
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