Britain Japan and Pearl Harbour

This is the most comprehensive study so far of British policy towards East Asia in this period.

Author: Antony Best

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136156533

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Recent controversies about Pearl Harbour have highlighted the need for a new assessment of British policy towards Japan during the period leading up to the Pacific War. Britain, Japan and Pearl Harbour provides a thorough and authoritative account of British efforts to avert conflict with Japan, and makes use of the most recently released material from British archives, including information from intelligence sources. This is the most comprehensive study so far of British policy towards East Asia in this period. It illustrates the extent of British weakness in the region and the degree to which the constant need to appease American opinion hamstrung Britain's ability to achieve an understanding with Japan.

Britain Japan and Pearl Harbor

An authoritative account of British efforts to avert a conflict with Japan. Using recently released material the author shows how the need to appease American opinion hamstrung Britain's ability to achieve an understanding with Japan.

Author: Antony Best

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415111714

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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An authoritative account of British efforts to avert a conflict with Japan. Using recently released material the author shows how the need to appease American opinion hamstrung Britain's ability to achieve an understanding with Japan.

British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia 1914 1941

This is the first full-length study of the role played by British Intelligence in influencing policy towards Japan from the decline of the Alliance to the outbreak of the Pacific War.

Author: A. Best

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230287280

Category: History

Page: 269

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This is the first full-length study of the role played by British Intelligence in influencing policy towards Japan from the decline of the Alliance to the outbreak of the Pacific War. Using many previously classified records it describes how the image of Japan generated by Intelligence during this period led Britain to underestimate Japanese military capabilities in 1941. The book shows how this image was derived from a lack of adequate intelligence resources and racially driven assumptions about Japanese national characteristics.

Britain Japan and Pearl Harbour

Deterrent Diplomacy: Japan, Germany and the USSR 1935—1940, New York, Columbia University Press, 1976. ... Pelz, 3., Race to Pearl Harbour: The Failure of the Second London Naval Conference and the Onset of World War II, Cambridge, ...

Author: Antony Best

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136156465

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Recent controversies about Pearl Harbour have highlighted the need for a new assessment of British policy towards Japan during the period leading up to the Pacific War. Britain, Japan and Pearl Harbour provides a thorough and authoritative account of British efforts to avert conflict with Japan, and makes use of the most recently released material from British archives, including information from intelligence sources. This is the most comprehensive study so far of British policy towards East Asia in this period. It illustrates the extent of British weakness in the region and the degree to which the constant need to appease American opinion hamstrung Britain's ability to achieve an understanding with Japan.

The Most Dangerous Moment of the War

John Clancy, whose father survived the sinking of HMS Cornwall during the battle, “masterfully combines the strategic overview, the tactical decision making and many personal experiences to bring this episode of the war to life” (WWII ...

Author: John Clancy

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612003351

Category: History

Page: 208

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“A well-detailed account of the [World War II] raid, which badly stung the Royal Navy but which the Japanese failed to exploit to a strategic advantage” (Seapower). In early April 1942, a little-known episode of World War II took place. Said by Sir Winston Churchill to be “the most dangerous moment of the war,” the Japanese made their only major offensive westwards into the Indian Ocean. As historian Sir Arthur Bryant said, “A Japanese naval victory in April 1942 would have given Japan total control of the Indian Ocean, isolated the Middle East and brought down the Churchill government.” Having crippled the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, the Japanese turned their sights on the British Eastern Fleet based at Ceylon. Occupation of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, would not only provide the Japanese a springboard into India but also control of the essential convoy routes to Europe and the Western Desert. And aside from the British Eastern Fleet, the Indian Ocean lay undefended. In April 1942, a Japanese fleet led by six aircraft carriers, four battleships, and thirty other ships sailed into the Bay of Bengal. In the ferocious battles that followed, the British lost a carrier, two heavy cruisers, and many other ships; however, the Japanese eventually turned back, never to sail against India again. John Clancy, whose father survived the sinking of HMS Cornwall during the battle, “masterfully combines the strategic overview, the tactical decision making and many personal experiences to bring this episode of the war to life” (WWII Today). “Absolutely enthralling.” —Books Monthly “Well researched . . . a balanced view of men acting under the stress of war during a critical time.” —WWII History

Victory in the Pacific

Featuring remarkable photographs and useful maps, Victory in the Pacific examines how the tide of Japanese victory was turned.

Author: Karen Farrington

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781848588547

Category: History

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On 7 December 1941, the Japanese navy attacked Pearl Harbour. Simultaneously, they launched all-out assaults on Malaya, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Japan's sphere of influence spread at a phenomenal rates and it seemed the their dream of empire was about to be realized. Featuring remarkable photographs and useful maps, Victory in the Pacific examines how the tide of Japanese victory was turned. Following pivotal battles such as the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Leyte Gulf and the Battle of the Coral Sea, Karen Farrington describes and how the Allies fought their way the length and breadth of Burma and from island to island on their way to achieving final victory in the East.

Intelligence and the War Against Japan

This book explores the politics of the British and American secret service during the Far Eastern War.

Author: Richard J. Aldrich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521641861

Category: History

Page: 500

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This book explores the politics of the British and American secret service during the Far Eastern War.

International Relations and the Origins of the Pacific War

By using key theories in international relations and presenting the parallels that exist between current trends in the international relations of East Asia and Japan-US relations up to 1941, this work aims to provide policymakers who may ...

Author: Ko Unoki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137572028

Category: History

Page: 234

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International Relations and the Origins of the Pacific War takes the unique approach of examining the history of the relationship between Japan and the United States by using the framework of international relations theories to search for the origins of the Pacific War, that erupted with Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941.

Attack on Pearl Harbour

The Japanese enter into World War II (2) and the Pacific theatre of war commences.

Author: Roger Parkinson

Publisher: Hodder Wayland

ISBN: NWU:35556009463407

Category: Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941

Page: 128

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The Japanese enter into World War II (2) and the Pacific theatre of war commences.

The Pacific War 1941 1943

JAPAN'S DEADLY OFFENSIVE, AMERICA'S DECISIVE VICTORY Written by historian, author and broadcaster James Holland, THE PACIFIC WAR 1941-1943 is an essential, accessible introduction to the battles that defined Pacific conflict in World War II ...

Author: James Holland

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405929844

Category: History

Page: 56

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Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES - Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbour? - How did the Americans underestimate the Japanese? - What were 'banzai charges,' and how did the discipline of the Japanese lead to their downfall? FOLLOW the lethal turns of World War II through the theatre of the Pacific War. From the devastating attack on Pearl Harbour to the decisive triumph of the Allies at Guadalcanal, the entry of Japan and America to the fighting changed the course of World War II completely. JAPAN'S DEADLY OFFENSIVE, AMERICA'S DECISIVE VICTORY Written by historian, author and broadcaster James Holland, THE PACIFIC WAR 1941-1943 is an essential, accessible introduction to the battles that defined Pacific conflict in World War II.