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This is an auction for THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE FAR EAST by H P Willmott.

*** A paperback edition of this book is on sale in New Zealand NOW. The Recommended Retail Price of that edition is $38.99. ***

"THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE FAR EAST is the complete history of Japan's attempt to carve out a vast empire from India to the south Pacific. Starting in 1931 with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, H P Willmott reveals how Japan planned to challenge the established colonial powers and why her forces were able to inflict such shattering defeats on the British and Americans in 1941-2. Vivid accounts of the world's greatest sea battles follow, as the US Navy avenged Pearl Harbor at the battle of Midway and drove across the Pacific to liberate the Philippines and destroy the Imperial Fleet. Brilliantly illustrated."

"FIVE STARS!!! This is a gem for anyone truly wishing to understand events that are well embedded in the public domain. The key here is understanding. Not so much what happened, in a blow-by-blow account of armies and navies but why, and to what effect and significance. His style is gentle, clear, concise, and perceptive. What were Japanese motives and ideas? Why was Burma a battlefield at all? Perhaps most thoroughly, he dissects Japanese shipping losses to a remarkable degree. For those wishing to broaden their understanding of widely known events, there are few books so accessible or illuminating."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: H P Willmott is currently with the Naval Historical Branch at the British Ministry of Defence.

Large format hardback 2000.

224 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$8.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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