Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway -- the Great Naval Battles as Seen Through Japanese Eyes

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Naval Institute Press, 2006 - Počet stran: 310
This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in the Pacific. The author was a survivor of more than one hundred sorties against the Allies and was known throughout Japan as the Unsinkable Captain. A hero to his countrymen, Capt. Hara exemplified the best in Japanese surface commanders: highly skilled, hard driving, and aggressive. Moreover, he maintained a code of honor worthy of his samurai grandfather, and, as readers of this book have come to appreciate, he was as free with praise for American courage and resourcefulness as he was critical of himself and his senior commanders. Show More Show Less

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No student of WWII in the Pacific can afford to bypass this book, as Capt. Hara was there and he includes maps of seven naval battles. This is the best Japanese memoir by a distinguished and wily IJN ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Interesting read and great insight into the true vagaries of battle. makes a perfect companion to Neptune's Inferno, the US Navy at Guadalcanal. Fascinating to compare both sides of the battle. Přečíst celou recenzi

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