VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC by Alexander Kiralfy


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Somewhat technical reading for the average layman, but granted the background knowledge, very challenging. Kiralfy, scientist, tactician, military and naval student, an American of wide international training and experience, analyzes the Pacific war potentials in terms of strategy, fighting power, fighting weaknesses. He accuses the United States of idealism and unreality, of a tendency to consider the Japanese conflict as a secondary front. He discusses the Japanese ""offensive"" system, the Japanese mind and methods, her army, her navy, her airpower, her island bases and approaches. His answer is an offensive, short and decisive, -- the taking advantage of Vladivostok, and utilizing its strategic importance. And he closes with the advice that we forget past traditions and give Japanese civilians what they'd like to give us.

Publisher: John Day