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Elite #127: Japanese Paratroop Forces of World War II

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Osprey's examination of Japan's parachute units of World War II (1939-1945). For the first time in English, this book offers a concise but fact-packed account of the organization, equipment, and all operations of Japan's small but elite wartime parachute forces. Correcting and amplifying previous accounts based on wartime intelligence, it traces the Imperial Army's Raiding Regiments and the Imperial Navy's parachute-trained Yokosuka 1st & 3rd Special Naval Landing Forces from the first trials units, through their successful assaults in early 1942, to the last desperate battles and raids of 1944–45. The text is illustrated with rare photographs, and meticulously reconstructed color artwork of the men and their gear.

About the Author

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments, retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre and is now a freelance writer. He lives in Cypress, Texas. Akira Takizawa was born in Japan in 1954 and studied history at the Tokyo University. He worked as a computer programmer developing PC wargames. Now, devoted to the study on the Imperaial Japanese Army he maintains the IJA website (http://www3.plala.or.jp/takihome/). A member of Japanese Tank Research Group, “j-tank”. He lives in Tokyo with his wife.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841769035
Author:
Chappell, Mike
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Illustrator:
Chappell, Mike
Illustrator:
Chappell, M.
Author:
Akira, Takizawa
Author:
Rottman, Gordon L.
Author:
Chappell, Mike
Author:
Rottman, Gordon
Author:
Takizawa, A.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
Osprey
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Elite
Series Volume:
127
Publication Date:
20050910
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
51
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.98x7.22x.23 in. .47 lbs.

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