Chapter 6: References Used

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NOTE to Readers:

The following are the books which I used for compiling the five part series for on The Imperial Japanese Army Ground Forces in the Second World War. I was limited in my book/source selection by the holdings of the various Public Libraries where I have lived since the start of this project (Duluth, MN and Carbondale, PA). Of the 21 titles, I own 16 of them. I attempted to include as many of the on-line websites for those books/resources which are on-line and available to all. As resources become available and my collection grows and or my access to sources improves I will revisit and edit up and or down the contents of this five part series.


Browne, Courtney. Tojo: The Last Banzai. Paperback Library Inc, NYC, NY. 1968.

Borton, Hugh. Japan’s Modern Century: From Perry to 1970. The Ronald Press Company, NYC, NY. 1970.

Craig, William. The Fall of Japan: A Chronicle of the End of an Empire. Galahad Books, NYC, NY. 1967.

Drea, Edward. Nomohan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939, Leavenworth Papers No. 2 JAN 1981. Combat Studies Institute, Fort Leavenworth, KS. 1981. Available on line at:

Dunnigan, James and Nofi, Albert. Dirty Little Secrets of World War II: Military Information No One Told You About the Greatest, Most Terrible War in History. William Morrow and Company Inc, NYC, NY. 1994.

Duus, Peter, Modern Japan. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA. 1998.

English, John. On Infantry. Praeger Paperback. Westport, CT. 1984.

Griess, Thomas Senior Editor. The West Point Military History Series: The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific. Avery Publishing Group Inc, Wayne, NJ. 1984.

Griffith, Paddy, Forward into Battle Fighting Tactics from Waterloo to Vietnam. Presidio Press, Novato, CA. 1982.

Harries, Meirion and Susie. Soldiers of the Sun, The Rise and Fall of the Imperial Japanese Army. Random House, NYC, NY. 1991.

Hoyt, Edwin Palmer. Japan’s War: The Great Pacific Conflict, 1853-1952. McGraw-Hill, New York. 1986

Ienaga, Sabur¯o. The Pacific War, 1931-1945 : a critical perspective on Japan's role in World War II. Pantheon Books. NYC, NY. 1978.

Lamont-Brown, Raymond. Kempeitai: Japan’s Dreaded Military Police. Sutton Publishing, Gloucestershire, UK. 1998.

Lory. Hillis. Japan’s Military Masters: The Army in Japanese Life. Viking Press, NYC, NY. 1943.

Slim, William Field Marshal Viscount. Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945. Cooper Square Press, NYC, NY. 2000

Time Life Books editors. Japan at War. Time Life Books, Alexandria, VA. 1980.

Toland, John. The Rising Sun; The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945. Random House, NYC, NY. 1970.

Tuchman, Barbara. Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-1945. Bantam Books, NYC. 1972.

US War Department. Handbook on Japanese Forces. Reprinted by Louisana State University Press. 1991. Available on-line at:

Whitman, John. Force Analysis: The Japanese Army in World War II, Strategy and Tactics Magazine #218, SEP-OCT2003.

Zich, Arthur, The Rising Sun. Time Life Books, Alexandria, VA. 1977.





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