This is the much sought after handbook which was published after consultation between the US Army and the British War Office. It contains all that was known about the Japanese Army and Navy in late 1944, and can be considered generally authoritative. It covers in great detail the following: the Japanese Military System (includng recruitment and training), the Orders of Battle from the High Command downwards and the field replacement system. It also covers the Japanese Air Service, special forces and military police. It then continues with a comprehensive analysis of Japanese ground tactics - both offensive and defensive, together with supply, weapons and equipment, uniforms and insignia and also contains a wealth of conventional signs and abreviations used by the Japanese. The text is more than adequately illustrated with 412 drawings and photographs, and there are also many tables. This is a text which we recommend to all who are interested in any way in the war in the Far East, and is extremely well presented.
This is an extended analysis of Japanese armour and antitank techniques. It includes detailed descriptions of all Japanese tanks (including flame and amphibious) as well as all tank guns. It covers armour tactics and tank-infantry cooperation and special armour tactics. The second half of the book covers antitank equipment including infantry antitank weapons and field artillery, antitank mines, grenades and flamethrowers, and finally gives a lot of detail on Japanese antitank tactics and methods. It was originally published after the end of the war with japan, and so is of considerable historical value and interest. It is particularly valuable in evaluation jungle warfare techniques and adds a further dimension for readers of European tank and antitank narratives.
This valuable pamphlet was published in November 1944 and so is valid right up to the end of the war with Japan. It covers the organisation of tank units, the tactics of those units and their equipment. The details are of great value to any student of Japanese warfare and methods as well as the armoured forces of the Japanese Army.
The Waffen-SS: an organisational and operational history 1933-1945. This reference text contains details of all Waffen-SS units and formations that saw service in the period 1933-1945. It goes down to battalion level, and includes officers commanding. Also included are the earlier formations and units which later became the notorious SS divisions that earned such an awesome reputation as fighting forces in the Second World War. Complete with contemporary intelligence reports and organisations of Waffen SS Armies and Corps, this is the first complete record of these troops in English. Available also as a CD Rom with the same contents, but searchable in Adobe Acrobat. Same price.