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作者 Harmsen, Peter (Journalist), author
書名 War in the Far East. Volume 3, Asian Armageddon, 1944-1945 / Peter Harmsen
出版項 Havertown, PA : Casemate, 2021
國際標準書號 9781612006277 (hbk.)
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 近史所郭廷以圖書館  940.5425 H288  v.3    到期 08-01-23    30550100703378
說明 viii, 10 leaves of plates, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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系列 War in the Far East ; Volume 3
附註 Includes bibliographic references (pages 187-228) and index
The last installment of the War in the Far East trilogy, Asian Armageddon 1944-1945, continues and completes the narrative of the first two volumes, describing how a US-led coalition of nations battled Japan into submission through a series of cataclysmic encounters. Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle ever, was testimony to the paramount importance of controlling the ocean, as was the fact that the US Navy carried out the only successful submarine campaign in history, reducing Japan's military and merchant navies to shadows of the former selves. Meanwhile, fighting continued in disparate geographic conditions on land, with the chaos of Imphal, the inferno of Manila, and the carnage of Iwo Jima forming some of the milestones on the bloody road to peace, sealed in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. The nuclear blasts at the end of the war made one observer feel as if he was 'present at the creation.' Indeed, the participants in the events in the Asia Pacific in the mid-1940s were present at the creation of a new and dangerous world. It was a world where the stage was set for the Cold War and for international rivalries that last to this day, and a new constellation of powers emerged, with the outlines, just over the horizon, of a rising China
主題 World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
Politics and war -- East Asia -- History
Politics and war -- Japan -- History
Alt Title Asian Armageddon, 1944-1945
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