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British intelligence and the Japanese challenge in Asia, 1914-1941

Best, Antony (2002) British intelligence and the Japanese challenge in Asia, 1914-1941. Studies in military and strategic history. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333945513

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This is the first full-length study of the role played by British Intelligence in influencing policy towards Japan from the decline of the Alliance to the outbreak of the Pacific War. Using many previously classified records it describes how the image of Japan generated by Intelligence during this period led Britain to underestimate Japanese military capabilities in 1941. The book shows how this image was derived from a lack of adequate intelligence resources and racially driven assumptions about Japanese national characteristics.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2002 Antony Best
Divisions: International History
Subjects: U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2008 14:10
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:45

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