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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Arthur J. Marder, a meticulous researcher, teacher and writer was born in 1910. He was a highly regarded American historian specializing in British naval history in the period 1880-1945. After serving in the office of Strategic Services during WWII, he taught at several universities and was visiting lecturer at Harvard University from 1949 to 1950 and George Eastman Professor at Oxford University and fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, from 1969 to 1970. The author of fifteen major works on British naval history, he died in 1980.