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Forgotten Armies

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ISBN 10 : 9780141927190
Pages : 592 pages
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Download or read book Forgotten Armies PDF or another Format written by Christopher Bayly and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2005-08-04 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The vast crescent of British-ruled territories from India down to Singapore appeared in the early stages of the Second World War a massive asset in the war with Germany, providing huge quantities of soldiers and raw materials and key part of an impregnable global network denied to the Nazis. Within a few weeks in 1941-2 a Japanese invasion had destroyed all this, almost effortlessly taking the 'impregnable fortress' of Singapore with its 80,000 strong garrison, and sweeping through South and Southeast Asia to the frontier of India itself. This revolutionary, absolutely gripping book brings to life the entire experience of South and Southeast Asia in this extraordinary period, telling the story from an Indian, Burmese, Chinese or Malay perspective as much as from that of the British or Japanese. Effectively it is the story of the birth of modern South and Southeast Asia and the hopes and fears of the dozens of 'forgotten armies' marching through the jungle battlefields, so many dying for causes swept away by the reality that emerged in 1945. Even as the British successfully fought back in the bloodiest battles in South and Southeast Asia's history, there was no going back to colonial rule.


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Britannia at Bay

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010475336
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Britannia at Bay PDF or another Format written by Paul Haggie and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1981 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Empire Ascendant

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ISBN 10 : 9780198837398
Pages : 237 pages
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Download or read book Empire Ascendant PDF or another Format written by Cees Heere and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-01-12 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1902, the British government concluded a defensive alliance with Japan, a state that had surprised much of the world with its sudden rise to prominence. For the next two decades, the Anglo-Japanese alliance would hold the balance of power in East Asia, shielding Japan as it cemented its regional position, and allowing Britain to concentrate on meeting the German challenge in Europe. Yet it was also a relationship shaped by its contradictions. Empire Ascendant examines how officials and commentators across the British imperial system wrestled with the implications of Japan's unique status as an Asian power in an international order dominated by European colonial empires. On the settlement frontiers of Australasia and North America, white colonial elites formulated their own responses to the growth of Japan's power, charged by the twinned forces of colonial nationalism and racial anxiety, as they designed immigration laws to exclude Japanese migrants, developed autonomous military and naval forces, and pressed Britain to rally behind their vision of a 'white empire'. Yet at the same time, the alliance legitimised Japan's participation in great-power diplomacy, and worked to counteract racist notions of a 'yellow peril'. By the late 1900s, Japan stood at the centre of a series of escalating inter-imperial disputes over foreign policy, defence, migration, and ultimately, over the future of the British imperial system itself. This account weaves together studies of diplomacy, strategy, and imperial relations to pose searching questions about how Japan's entry into the 'family of civilised nations' shaped, and was shaped by, ideologies of race.


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The Future of the British Empire

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015030650884
Pages : 126 pages
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Download or read book The Future of the British Empire PDF or another Format written by Umeshiro Suzuki and published by . This book was released on 1922 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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A War of Empires

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ISBN 10 : 9781472847133
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Download or read book A War of Empires PDF or another Format written by Robert Lyman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-11 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SHORTLISTED FOR THE RUSI DUKE OF WELLINGTON MEDAL FOR MILITARY HISTORY 2022 'This is a superb book.' - James Holland In 1941 and 1942 the British and Indian Armies were brutally defeated and Japan reigned supreme in its newly conquered territories throughout Asia. But change was coming. New commanders were appointed, significant training together with restructuring took place, and new tactics were developed. A War of Empires by acclaimed historian Robert Lyman expertly retells these coordinated efforts and describes how a new volunteer Indian Army, rising from the ashes of defeat, would ferociously fight to turn the tide of war. But victory did not come immediately. It wasn't until March 1944, when the Japanese staged their famed 'March on Delhi', that the years of rebuilding reaped their reward and after bitter fighting, the Japanese were finally defeated at Kohima and Imphal. This was followed by a series of extraordinary victories culminating in Mandalay in May 1945 and the collapse of all Japanese forces in Burma. The Indian Army's contribution has been consistently forgotten and ignored by many Western historians, Robert Lyman proves how vital this hard-fought campaign was in securing Allied victory in the east, defeating Japanese militarism and ultimately redrawing the map of the region with an independent India, free from the shackles of empire, all but guaranteed.


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ISBN 10 : 9780814744550
Pages : 409 pages
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Download or read book Race War! PDF or another Format written by Gerald Horne and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2005-11-01 with total page 409 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Japan’s lightning march across Asia during World War II was swift and brutal. Nation after nation fell to Japanese soldiers. How were the Japanese able to justify their occupation of so many Asian nations? And how did they find supporters in countries they subdued and exploited? Race War! delves into submerged and forgotten history to reveal how European racism and colonialism were deftly exploited by the Japanese to create allies among formerly colonized people of color. Through interviews and original archival research on five continents, Gerald Horne shows how race played a key—and hitherto ignored—;role in each phase of the war. During the conflict, the Japanese turned white racism on its head portraying the war as a defense against white domination in the Pacific. We learn about the reverse racial hierarchy practiced by the Japanese internment camps, in which whites were placed at the bottom of the totem pole, under the supervision of Chinese, Korean, and Indian guards—an embarrassing example of racial payback that was downplayed by the defeated Japanese and the humiliated Europeans and Euro-Americans. Focusing on the microcosmic example of Hong Kong but ranging from colonial India to New Zealand and the shores of the U.S., Gerald Horne radically retells the story of the war. From racist U.S. propaganda to Black Nationalist open support of Imperial Japan, information about the effect of race on U.S. and British policy is revealed for the first time. This revisionist account of the war draws connections between General Tojo, Malaysian freedom fighters, and Elijah Muhammed of the Nation of Islam and shows how white racism encouraged and enabled Japanese imperialism. In sum, Horne demonstrates that the retreat of white supremacy was not only driven by the impact of the Cold War and the energized militancy of Africans and African-Americans but by the impact of the Pacific War as well, as a chastened U.S. and U.K. moved vigorously after this conflict to remove the conditions that made Japan's success possible.


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Japan's Total Empire

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ISBN 10 : 0520219341
Pages : 516 pages
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Download or read book Japan's Total Empire PDF or another Format written by Louise Young and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1999-09 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the heart of the empire Japan won and then lost in the Pacific War was Manchukuo, a puppet state created in Northeast China in 1932. Not unlike India for the British, Manchukuo was the crucible and symbol of empire for the Japanese. In this book, the first social and cultural history of Japan's construction of Manchuria, Louise Young studies how people at home imagined, experienced, and built the empire that so threatened the world.


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The British Empire and the Second World War

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ISBN 10 : 9780826437600
Pages : 624 pages
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Download or read book The British Empire and the Second World War PDF or another Format written by Ashley Jackson and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2006-03-09 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1939 Hitler went to war not just with Great Britain; he also went to war with the whole of the British Empire, the greatest empire that there had ever been. In the years since 1945 that empire has disappeared, and the crucial fact that the British Empire fought together as a whole during the war has been forgotten. All the parts of the empire joined the struggle and were involved in it from the beginning, undergoing huge changes and sometimes suffering great losses as a result. The war in the desert, the defence of Malta and the Malayan campaign, and the contribution of the empire as a whole in terms of supplies, communications and troops, all reflect the strategic importance of Britain's imperial status. Men and women not only from Australia, New Zealand and India but from many parts of Africa and the Middle East all played their part. Winston Churchill saw the war throughout in imperial terms. The British Empire and the Second World War emphasises a central fact about the Second World War that is often forgotten.


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The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 10 : 1873410883
Pages : 292 pages
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Download or read book The Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 PDF or another Format written by Ayako Hotta-Lister and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Faced with western contempt and suspicion, the Meiji Government staged this exhibition to advance Japanese agendas in political, economic and educational terms. The first major study principally concerned with the Japanese side of this story.


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781136928123
Pages : 284 pages
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Download or read book Japan PDF or another Format written by G C Allen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written after the outbreak of war between Japan and China but putting aside British sentiments of suspicion, dislike and a sense of competition, G C Allen bases his observations of Japanese social, political and economic life on his first-hand experience of living and working in the country for a number of years. He argues that the economic expansion of Japan was regarded as a greater threat to Britain because of Japan’s political aims and aggressive territorial expansion, but he is at pains to explain the Japanese domestic circumstances which gave rise to this situation. He also argues that the expansion of the British Empire has some parallels with Japanese expansion, without condoning Japanese methods. Overall the author emphasizes the extent to which judgments about the qualities of the Japanese people have been influenced by the political views of writers in Western countries.


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ISBN 10 : 0896802310
Pages : 349 pages
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Download or read book Tensions of Empire PDF or another Format written by Kenʼichi Gotō and published by Ohio University Center for International Studies. This book was released on 2003 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning with the closing decade of European colonial rule in Southeast Asia and covering the wartime Japanese empire and its postwar disintegration, Tensions of Empire focuses on the Japanese in Southeast Asia, Indonesians in Japan, and the legacy of the war in Southeast Asia. It also examines Japanese perceptions of Southeast Asia and the lingering ambivalence toward Japanese involvement in Asia and the war in particular.


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An Eastern Voyage

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ISBN 10 : OXFORD:305904623
Pages : 444 pages
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Download or read book An Eastern Voyage PDF or another Format written by Friedrich Maximilian Graf von Hochberg and published by . This book was released on 1910 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The British Empire

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Publisher : London, Lane [1936]
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ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B181069
Pages : 370 pages
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Download or read book The British Empire PDF or another Format written by Johannes Stoye and published by London, Lane [1936]. This book was released on 1936 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Distant Allies: Canada and the Anglo - Japanese Alliance, 1900 - 1923

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ISBN 10 : 0968353495
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book Distant Allies: Canada and the Anglo - Japanese Alliance, 1900 - 1923 PDF or another Format written by Peter W. Noonan and published by Magistralis. This book was released on 2021-06 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book describes Japan's important role as an ally of Canada and Great Britain during World War One, and how Japan went from being a valued ally to a spurned partner and a potential adversary in the post-war world. In 1921 Canada persuaded the British Empire to end its long alliance with Japan - a decision that would ultimately be fraught with peril for the British Commonwealth in Asia and the Pacific as the world moved toward a second great conflict in the twentieth century.


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The Mineral Industry of the British Empire and Foreign Countries

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ISBN 10 : IND:30000099036976
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Download or read book The Mineral Industry of the British Empire and Foreign Countries PDF or another Format written by and published by . This book was released on 1925 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Japanese Imperialism, 1894-1945

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ISBN 10 : 9780198221685
Pages : 295 pages
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Download or read book Japanese Imperialism, 1894-1945 PDF or another Format written by William G. Beasley and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the origins and nature of Japanese imperialism from the Sino-Japanese War until its collapse following World War II. The author describes how Japan's aims were influenced by growing industrialization and its experience of Western imperialism.


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Japan's Greatest Victory/ Britain's Greatest Defeat

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Publisher : Da Capo Press
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ISBN 10 : 188511933X
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Japan's Greatest Victory/ Britain's Greatest Defeat PDF or another Format written by Masanobu Tsuji and published by Da Capo Press. This book was released on 1997-10-22 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fall of Singapore was the worst defeat ever suffered by the British Empire; this dramatic account emphasizes the initiative and tactics that enabled 60,000 Japanese to defeat 130,000 British.