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Author Wilford, Timothy
Title Canada's road to the Pacific War : intelligence, strategy, and the Far East crisis / Timothy Wilford
Imprint Vancouver : UBC Press, c2011
book jacket
 Modern History Library  940.548671 W677    AVAILABLE    30550100532694
 人文社會聯圖  D810.S7 W476 2011    AVAILABLE    30610020411898
Descript xix, 286 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Series Studies in Canadian military history
Studies in Canadian military history
Note "In December 1941, Japan attacked multiple targets in the Far East and the Pacific, including Hong Kong, where Canadian battalions were stationed. The disaster suggested that the Allies were totally unprepared for war with Japan. This book dispels that assumption by offering the first in-depth account of Canadian intelligence gathering and strategic planning leading up to the crisis. Timothy Wilford reminds us that Canada was both a Pacific and an Atlantic power, and the first nation to declare war on Japan. Canadian intelligence officers and strategists monitored Japan's movements and worked closely with their US and Allied counterparts to develop a picture of Japan's intentions and a strategic plan to meet challenges in the Pacific. Although Canada wanted to avoid conflict with Japan until US participation was assured, policy makers fully anticipated action in the Pacific and made preparations for national and imperial defence, which included the internment of Japanese Canadians. 'Canada's Road to the Pacific War' sheds new light on Canadian decision making, Commonwealth strategic planning, and the emerging Anglo-American special relationship during a crisis that led to war in the Pacific, as well as to the creation of the Grand Alliance."--Publisher's website
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- Prelude to War: Canada and the Pacific Powers, 1922-40 -- The Allied Web: Intelligence Networks in Canada before the Pacific War -- Developing a Far East Strategy, December 1940 to July 1941 -- Avoiding Confrontation with Japan: Diplomacy, Deterrence, and Hong Kong -- Reassessing the Far East Crisis after the Asset Freeze, August to October 1941 -- Guarding the Coast: Canadian Defence Strategy for the North Pacific -- Countdown to War: Negotiation and Mobilization, November 1941 -- The Coming of the Pacific War, December 1941 -- Conclusion: Canada's Response to the Pacific Challenge -- Glossary of Names -- Chronology of Events, 1922-42
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Canada
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area
Military intelligence -- Canada -- History -- 20th century
Canada -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Service des renseignements militaires -- Canada
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Pacifique, Région du
Service des renseignements militaires -- Canada -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Vorgeschichte 1922-1941. swd
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