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  • Large Japanese Surface Force
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    The Solomon Islands campaign began with the taking of Guadalcanal in December 1942. In February 1943 the Russell Islands fell, and the New Georgia group followed in August 1943. At the end of 1943, the campaign reached its goal when American troops gained a solid foothold on the island of Bougainville. The Russell, New Georgia and Bougainville were objectives Objective: Isolate Rabaul The objective of the Solomon Islands campaign was to cut off Japan's major forward air and naval base at Rabaul,...
  • General Of The Army In December 1944
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    Recalled to active duty in July 1941, MacArthur conducted a valiant delaying action against the Japanese in the Philippines after war erupted in December. He was ordered to Australia in March 1942 to command Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific Theater. He soon launched an offensive in New Guinea that drove the Japanese out of Papua by January 1943. In a series of operations in 1943-44, MacArthur's troops seized strategic points in New Guinea from Lae to San sapor, while capturing the Admiral ...
  • Japanese With Weapons Like Artillery And Mortars
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    The war in the Pacific was unlike the European and Mediterranean campaigns. Throughout the European campaign the allied forces focused on strategic bombing and ground forces. Tank usage was more evident during the African and European theatres also. There were many changes in warfare that occurred during World War II. Warfare in the African and European theatre was fought mainly in the air and on ground. Due, in part, to the landscape of the Pacific warfare evolved: sophistication in technology ...
  • Japanese And Allied Forces
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    This paper is a review of the book Japan's Comfort Women-Sexual slavery and prostitution during WWII and the US occupation by Yuki Tanaka. This book was published in 2002 by Routledge. The book deals with the thousands of Japanese, Korean, Chinese and other Asian and European women who were victims of organized sexual violence and prostitution by means of "comfort stations" setup by the Japanese military during World War II. As we first get into the book, we find out that the origins of comfort ...
  • Carrier Force Before Its Planes
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    through history, man always seems to be at war. In some cases he is the attacker, in others the defender. In both cases, these wars are broken down into two basic elements, the battles that are fought and the individuals who fight them. The elements conflict, courage, fear, cowardice, heroism, victory, and defeat make up the exploits of war we record in our history books. This paper will deal with war, more specifically, a special exploit within one of the most significant wars ever experienced....
  • Japanese Forces
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    In 1868, Japan underwent radical changes in social aspects as well as economic matters. A ministry of education was soon created in 1872, and in the same year, a strict education code was formulated. The government greatly wanted to industrialize in order to prevent foreign rule. The government sent students to Europe and America in order to learn Western ways. In 1877 the first college, the University of Tokyo was created. Japan quickly became more Western like. Japan in order to increase its i...
  • Bataan Death March
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    I am not sure when this horrible ordeal all began. Was it just after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor or was it when World War II began Many of the survivors of the Bataan Death March believe it began in March of 1942. This was when General MacArthur received orders to leave his US Army forces and escape to Australia. The army forces were left under the command of Major General Edward king at the southern tip of the Bataan Peninsula. It was not more than a couple of months, when the odds against...
  • Forced Relocation Of Japanese Americans In Wwii
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    Population redistributions based on ethnicity have defused intense rivalries in the recent past, and could be a solution to the internal ethnic crises for nations such as the former Yugoslavia. Currently described by the media as "ethnic cleansing", Population redistributions have been the focus of much controversy throughout U.S. and world history. To those affected, Population redistributions can be economically and emotionally devastating. It can also lead to enormous tragedies causing thousa...
  • Green Of The Jungle
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    The siege of Tobruk and the Kokoda trail events in some places are very different firstly Tobruk was in north Africa (Libya) The German high command wanted to control the Suez Canal to stop Britain receiving supplies so they sent General Erwin Rommel and his Afrika corps to do this. They met allied resistance at Tobruk the defenders were 15000 Australians, polish, Indian and British forces defended Tobruk then From 11th April to 10th of December 1941 until British reinforcement forces the German...
  • Production Of Japanese Swords
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    . It was though that the Hito-rei edict of 1876, banning the wearing of japanese sword by Samurai, would have stopped the production of japanese swords. But, through the Hito-rei edict and the ban of sword production by us forces during WWII the japanese sword still lives today. Though this was true very few swordsmiths could earn a solid living on just making swords. But those few, for example Miyamoto Kane nori, were considered living national treasures. In the 20th century poor quality swords...
  • 1st Division Marines And The Japanese
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    Introduction The fight for Guadalcanal, code-named Watchtower, was the first offensive of the Pacific theater, thus it was subject to many hard lessons, the brunt of which was borne by the 1st Division of the United States Marine Corps and the others that landed in the initial months. Great efficiency was shown by U.S.M.C. Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift and the Marines under his command. The role of the U.S. Marines in the Guadalcanal campaign was to establish a U.S. base of operations an...
  • Japanese Offensive In The Pacific
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    The Island of Midway is a part of the Hawaiian Islands chain and sits approximately 3000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, 1140 nautical miles from Pearl Harbor, Oahu and 2250 miles from Tokyo, Japan. This small atoll in the Pacific had been a very uninviting place, with no industry, no worthy natural resources and no native inhabitants. Only a few trees and small amounts of vegetation could be found on both small islands that make up Midway. Being in the middle of the Pacific, how...
  • Japanese Carriers With The Aleutian Force
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    The Battle of Midway was the most decisive Pacific Battle during World War Two. It was also the largest battle in which aircraft carriers took place. The Americans assembled 3 carriers: the #, Hornet, and the Enterprise. The Japanese took the Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, and the Hiryu. The question may be asked how a fleet of such size could be turned back by the meager force that the Americans were able to bring against it. The reason was the overconfidence of the Japanese. Too many objectives had been ...

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