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By Major Mylne MBE

This Regiment was once built with Sherman Tanks and the narrative describes their strengthen from Meiktila to Rangoon.Well written, with solid element and with many references to individuals.The maps are so much important in helping the narrative.Honour and Awards (all ranks) and checklist of officials who served within the crusade.

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Kido agreed with Konoe’s view of the inevitability of defeat and the need to seek peace to save the imperial house. But Kido knew they must tread carefully to avoid alienating the military in their quest to end the war. The peace party was hardly united. The Koiso government had no plan to terminate the war, even as Japan’s military continued to suffer defeat. As the prospect of defeat became certain, no plan for surrender was in sight. Kido’s fear was justified, since the Japanese Imperial Army was adamantly clinging to the course of war.

He suggested that the major objective regarding Japan should be to regain Soviet access to the Pacific Ocean by freeing the Soya Strait, the Kuril Islands, and the Tsugaru Strait. ” It should be noted, however, that the maintenance of tranquility concealed an aggressive design to attack the Soviet Union when an opportunity arose. On July 10, 1942, Ribbentrop requested Japan’s participation in the war against the Soviet Union, but the Japanese government rejected the German request. ”16 After their initial success, the fortunes of war began to turn against the 20 RACING THE ENEMY Japanese.

Furthermore, the possibility that popular discontent could develop into a military coup was a concern widely shared among Japan’s policymakers. Members of the imperial household in particular keenly sensed this danger. In particular, Prince Takamatsu, Hirohito’s younger brother, and Prince Higashikuni, uncle of the empress, shared the fear that military defeat might spell the end of the imperial house. To them, the notion of preserving the imperial house was already beginning to be divorced from the preservation of the kokutai.

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