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Nomonhan : Japan against Russia, 1939

Author: Alvin D Coox
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the undeclared war on the Mongolian plains that took place from May to September 1939 and ended with a decisive Soviet victory with two important results: Japan reoriented its  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin D Coox
ISBN: 0804711607 9780804711609 0804718350 9780804718356
OCLC Number: 11160382
Description: 2 volumes (xvi, 1253 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1 --
The Genesis of the Kwantung army, 1905-29 --
To the Kwantung Army's provocation of September 1931 --
The Mukden incident --
The creation of the Empire of Manchukuo --
The Manchurian incident in retrospect --
The "Marvel" of Manchukuo, 1932-37 --
Facing North: The problem and the "Solutions" --
Rumblings on the borders --
Year of crisis: 1937 --
A neighboring small war: Changkufeng, 1938 --
Of cairns and flatlands: The Western frontier --
The coming of the Nomonhan war: The Mongolian connection --
Japanese principals and a green division --
Testing the border guidelines, May 1939 --
The trap on the Halha, May 1939 --
The two faces of escalation, June 1939 --
The Kwantung army's unauthorized air offensive --
On to Mongolia: A bridge too poor --
An authorized offensive: The Halha river crossing --
Retreat from the river --
Trying it with tanks --
Tanks dare the night --
Foiled by piano wire --
The end of the Yasuoka detachment --
Trying it with cold steel --
Stealth suspended --
Trying it with big guns --
Komatsubara's last push toward the river --
Digging in --
Forging a second cannae: Zhukov's masterpiece, August 1939. Volume 2 --
The road to disaster --
Desperate remedies --
The charge of two light brigades --
The end nears --
Debacle --
The death of the 23rd division --
Winding down a small war --
Stilling the guns --
The price --
The punishment --
A border restored and the balance tallied --
The lessons and applications of Nomonhan --
To the demise of the Kwantung army.
Responsibility: Alvin D. Coox.
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