Book(s) about the war in the Pacific

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Re: Book(s) about the war in the Pacific

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Re: Book(s) about the war in the Pacific

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Re: Book(s) about the war in the Pacific

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 03 Feb 2020 14:43

OpanaPointer wrote:
31 Dec 2019 22:03
Takao wrote:
29 Dec 2019 02:08
Senshi Sosho, 104 volumes complete(2 were published in the 1980s).
Any in English?
I've been told the Australian Army historical section translated the sections directly relevant to their part of the war. I don't know if that is published for sale or publicly available. For some reason the US DoD has been uninterested in Japans version of the military operations. I recall passages cited by a few US historians, but no translations referred to.

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Re: Book(s) about the war in the Pacific

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Re: Book(s) about the war in the Pacific

Post by cstunts » 03 Feb 2020 15:50

Vols 3 (orig. publ. 1967) and 26 (1969) of BKS/Senshi Sosho have been completly translated into English via the Corts Foundation. Both deal w/the fall of the NEI in 1942, and are extremely useful. Links are available online.
I think another volume dealing w/Australian campaigns has been, too, but cannot recall those details.

Much of Paul Dull's 1978 Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy (Naval Inst. Press) was derived directly from BKS as well. Many good American studies of specific campaigns/battles have utilized BKS already, and may include privately translated portions.

The entire 102-volume BKS series is now available online for download, however.

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