Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945

Volume 1: Tactical Organization of Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Ground Forces

Leland Ness

Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945 is the first nuts-and-bolts handbook to utilize both the voluminous raw allied intelligence documents and post-war Japanese documentation as primary sources. This first volume covers the tactical organization of Army and Navy ground forces during the 1937-45 war.
Publication date:
September 2014
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
25 photos & 155 tables
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781909982000

Dimensions : 234 X 156 cm
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£25.00
Hardback
ISBN : 9781911096191

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£49.95
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• Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945 is the first nuts-and-bolts handbook to utilize both the voluminous raw allied intelligence documents and post-war Japanese documentation as primary sources.

Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945 is the first nuts-and-bolts handbook to utilize both the voluminous raw allied intelligence documents and post-war Japanese documentation as primary sources. This first volume covers the tactical organization of Army and Navy ground forces during the 1937-45 war.
Using the wartime Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) mobilization plans, and the Unit Organization Tables, Unit Strength Tables and Unit History Tables compiled by the War Ministry and the 1st Demobilization Bureau during and after the war, a complete picture of IJA ground forces through the war is presented.The evolution of the Japanese force structure is examined, including infantry, armor, cavalry, artillery and naval ground combat units from battalion to division level, each thoroughly discussed and illustrated with tables of organization and equipment and mobilization data. This forms the framework for any discussion of the Imperial Japanese Army's capabilities and intentions.

REVIEWS

A fine reference for anyone interested in the Japanese armed forces during WW2. … The work that has clearly gone into assembling this comprehensive and detailed set of information of the Japanese ground forces in WW2 is amazing, and the author has clearly done a first class job or sorting through the huge volumes of data that has been found, and effectively filled many gaps which were left by the wide scale destruction of historical documents at the end of the war in Japan.
Military Modelling.com