Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic illusions, 1936-1941

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Clarendon Press, 1981 - History - 533 pages
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Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Using Japanese as well as British official, private, and published sources, Professor Marder is the first scholar to have studied this subject from both sides and to give a rounded account of an extraordinary story.

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V1 of 2 books of well researched and pentrative analysis of the Royal Navy's role fighting the Japanese. V1 written by Marder was dense but worth wading thjrough because it aptly exposes more of the ... Read full review

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The British hoped to keep the Japanese off their backs while they fought the Germans again. It had worked in WWI, but, since the Japanese were in an offended and expansionist mood, since the Allies ... Read full review

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Born in 1910, Arthur J. Marder was a meticulous researcher, teacher and writer who became perhaps the most distinguished historian of the modern Royal Navy. He held a number of teaching posts in American universities and was to receive countless honors, as well as publish some fifteen major works on British naval history. He died in 1980.