Books on Soviet invasion of Manchuria 1945?

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Books on Soviet invasion of Manchuria 1945?

Post by mihu » 29 Mar 2020 21:11

I'd like recommendations for books that cover the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in 1945 from both sides of the campaign. Can anyone recommend something decent?

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Re: Books on Soviet invasion of Manchuria 1945?

Post by Mori » 29 Mar 2020 22:05

The book by Glantz, "The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945: 'August Storm'. It's a bit old but it did exploit the Russian sources nicely.

There is a description giving more of the Japanese point of view in Hasegawa's "Racing the enemy". Hasegawa points that Glantz could have checked Japanese sources more closely (meaning: Glantz never bothered).

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Re: Books on Soviet invasion of Manchuria 1945?

Post by OpanaPointer » 29 Mar 2020 22:07

Concur on Glantz.
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Re: Books on Soviet invasion of Manchuria 1945?

Post by mihu » 30 Mar 2020 09:14

Thank you @Mori and @OpanaPointer. I had heard of Glantz's works, but it seemed (from what I heard) that he focused unevenly on the Soviet side of things, and now your comments seem to reinforce that idea. I think I will avoid it if no better sources appear. I will check Hasegawa's work, I haven't heard of that one.

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