Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author). Hijima haken-gun, Philippine Expeditionary Force.
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)
Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)

Watari shudan hodo-bu-hen [Watari Group Information Department] (Author), Gasei (Author)

[Originally Published By], No Date [Originally Published: 1943]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. A Very Good copy of this work of this World War II Japanese military / political work of propaganda on the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, richly illustrated and complete with the original 14 page translation from Japanese to English of the 179 photo captions. The book shows some spotting to the spine as well as general handling wear. The Publication (as are the other copies we have seen) is a facsimile of the1943 original book and a small green slip of paper taped to the verso of the caption translation's first page so. The United States had two major bases in the Pacific, one being Pearl Harbor and the other being located in the Philippine Islands. On December 8, 1941, as part of its aggression in the Pacific intended to give Japan control resource-laden Southeast Asia, Japan bombed the American base in the Philippines. The US defense forces were run by World War I hero Douglas MacArthur. As American's aircraft were on the ground at the time of the attack, half of the American bombers and fighter aircraft were destroyed. The US Army Air Force's B-17s attempted to bomb Formosa (the island from which Japan had launched its attack on the Philippines), but Japanese fighters eliminated them and Japan followed its aerial assault with a full-scale invasion a few days later. The Japanese invasion was so successful that, in March, 1942, MacArthur boarded an American gun ship in the Philippines and, under cover of darkness, ran a Japanese blockade to escape. Subsequent to his fleeing the Philippines, MacArthur, in Adelaide, Australia, told reporters: "I came through and I shall return." A Very Good copy, complete with the translation of the photograph captions to English. QUITE SCARCE. Very good. Item #2811

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