History of Japanese Navy 1943 to 1945 The Rising Sun In Total Eclipse

History of Japanese Navy 1943 to 1945 The Rising Sun In Total Eclipse


The Rising Sun In Total Eclipse The Imperial Japanese Navy Plans and Operations In Defence of Empire 1943-1945 by D Spethman

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This Book is a study of the Defence of Japan and Empire by its Navy. The book begins when WW2 in the Far East was almost thirteen months old. At this time, the Japanese Empire had already reached the limit of its expansion by August 1942 and the American counter attack in the South Pacific began on the 7th of that month, with the landings at Tulagi and Guadalcanal. 

            Although the Guadalcanal campaign involved some of the most violent sea fighting in world history, from August 1942 through November 1942, the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy fought six major battles involving heavy losses on both sides. It is clear that, from late 1942 the Imperial Japanese Navy was on the defensive and never regained the initiative. 

            A total of four aircraft carrier battles were fought in six months during 1942. However another would not take place for a period of twenty months, until June 1944.
Battles covered include:
The Solomons
The Indian Ocean
Battle of the Philippine Sea Morotai Peleliu Ulithi
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Okinawa Luzon Borneo
Surigao Strait
Empress Augusta Bay
Kula Gulf
Battle of the Bismarck Sea

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Soft Cover
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Dimensions in mm :
A4 210 x 297

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