Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and The Imperial Japanese Navy Strategic Illusions 1936-1941 (Arthur J. Marder) soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Fold-out maps; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: The present volume went to press just before Professor Marders death. It was planned as the first of two volumes on the Royal Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy from 1936 to the end of the Pacific War in 1945. In using Japanese as well as British official, private, and published sources, Professor Marder was the first scholar to have studied the whole subject from both sides, and to have given a rounded account of what is an extraordinary story.
From its establishment in 1868, the Imperial Japanese Navy was closely modelled on the Royal Navy. Professor Marder examines the gradual erosion of this association. He puts a spotlight on British defence and the Royal Navy before September 1940: the men in command; the dominance of the Navy in strategic thinking; the development of the Main Fleet to Singapore strategy; discu…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXII] 533 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Military Naval catalogue?