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Defense of Japan, 1945

Author: Steve Zaloga; Steve Noon
Publisher: Oxford ; Long Island City, NY : Osprey, 2010.
Series: Fortress, 99.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1945, with her fleet destroyed and her armies beaten, the only things that stood between Japan and an Allied invasion were the numerous coastal-defense positions that surrounded the islands. This is the first book to take a detailed look at the Japanese Home Island fortifications that were constructed during 1941-1945. Utilizing diagrams, specially commissioned artwork, and sources previously unavailable in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Zaloga; Steve Noon
ISBN: 9781846036873 1846036879
OCLC Number: 503042143
Description: 64 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Design and development --
The sites in battle --
The sites today.
Series Title: Fortress, 99.
Responsibility: Steve J. Zaloga ; illustrated by Steve Noon.

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In 1945, with her fleet destroyed and her armies beaten, the only thing that stood between Japan and an Allied invasion was the numerous coastal defence positions that surrounded the islands. This  Read more...

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"[Zaloga's] coverage of coast defense, anti-aircraft defense, radars, various types of kamikazes, and how the Japanese high command planned to and did employ them, is quite good ... this small work Read more...

 
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