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Fubuki-Class Destroyers

In the Imperial Japanese Navy During World War II Author: Ahlberg and Lengerer Code: 61424 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 22/04/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The World War II era destroyers of the Japanese Fubuki class were the first of a type sometimes referred to as "super destroyers." These destroyers were extremely large and heavily armed with guns and torpedoes. Ironically, the IJN was pushed to create heavier destroyers by the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty, which discouraged the ......

9781399000246

Kamikaze

Japan's Last Bid for Victory Author: Stewart, Adrian Code: 61421 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 27/01/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

In this fascinating book the author examines the Japanese concept of Kamikaze, the deliberate self-sacrifice of life in the cause of victory. This attitude, while incomprehensible to their American and European enemies, has its roots in the samurai tradition of fighting for their master or nation regardless of personal safety. By late 1944 the ......

9781399010115

Japanese Carriers and Victory in the Pacific

The Yamamoto Option Author: Stansfeld, Martin Code: 61431 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 18/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Japanese Carriers and Victory in the Pacific focuses on the pre-war debate between building a new generation of super-battleships or adopting aircraft carriers as the capital ships of the future. An Asian power in particular sees carriers as a way of challenging the USA and the colonial empires initially losing the contest yet coming out all ......

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