Tales by Japanese Soldiers of the Burma Campaign, 1942-1945

Tales by Japanese Soldiers of the Burma Campaign, 1942-1945

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An absolutely unique book, this is the Second World War in Burma as seen through the eyes of ordinary Japanese soldiers

Over 305,000 Japanese soldiers fought in Burma between 1942 and 1945; 180,000 of them died. This book, uniquely, tells how the common soldier of the Imperial Japanese Army lived, fought and died in that terrible conflict. Here are straightforward accounts, sometimes moving, often shocking, of what it was like to fight a war in a strange country, far from home, short of food and weapons, confused, facing death from disease and starvation as well as enemy action.

Sixty-two 'tales', translated from the Japanese, trace the Burma campaign in chronological sequence and together offer a new perspective on a terrible war. Japanese soldiers, navy men, fighter pilots, and others were from a different culture, but they were not the devils of popular legend. Just like their enemies, they were scared young men, fighting to the death a war they didn't understand.

Publisher: London : Cassell & Co., [2001], c2000
Edition: Cassell Military Paperbacks ed. --
ISBN: 9780304359783
Branch Call Number: 940.5425/TAM 4565 1
Additional Contributors: Nunneley, John
Alternative Title: Tales by Japanese soldiers


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