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China and Japan at War 1937 - 1945 (Kindle)

WWII

By Philip Jowett
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 33.0 MB (.prc)
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781473874404
Published: 9th March 2016

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The 1937-1945 war between China and Japan was one of the most bitter conflicts of the twentieth century. It was a struggle between the two dominant peoples of Asia. Millions of soldiers fought on each side and millions of soldiers and civilians died. Philip Jowett's book is one of the first photographic histories of this devastating confrontation.
Using a selection of almost 200 historic photographs, he traces the course of the entire war – from the Japanese invasion and the retreat of the Chinese armies and their refusal to surrender, to the involvement of the Americans and the eventual Japanese defeat in 1945.
His graphic account is an absorbing introduction this often-neglected theatre of the Second World War. The images show the armies on all sides and the weaponry and equipment they used. But they also record the experience of the troops, Chinese and Japanese, and of the Chinese civilians who suffered terribly through eight years of war.

This photo book contains many pictures of the long struggle between these two nations. Included are detailed captions and chapter introductions.

Military Heritage, May 2017 - reviewed by Chrisopher Miskimon

Jowett, a military historian, collects about 200 rare photos from the Sino-Japanese War between 1937 and 1945, from the Japanese invasion and retreat of the Chinese armies and their refusal to surrender, to the involvement of the US and eventual Japanese defeat during World War II. The photos depict armies on all sides, weaponry and equipment, and the experiences of troops and civilians.

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The war between China and Japan was one of the most bitter conflicts of the 20th century: a struggle between the two dominant people of Asia. Millions fought on both sides and millions of soldiers and civilians died. The many photographs are coupled with an informative and well written narrative of the conflict and provides an absorbing introduction to this often neglected theatre of war.

Excellent history 9/10

The Great War Magazine, September 2016

'A chronological chapter-by-chapter structure of concise narrative summary provides a healthy and informative balance to the mass of images.'

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About Philip Jowett

Philip Jowett has been writing military history since 1997. He has published many books on the armies of Asia in the first half of the twentieth century, and has made a special study of the armies of China. He has also published on the Russo-Japanese War, the Mexican revolution and the Italian and Japanese armies of the Second World War.

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