Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces : Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45 Paperback
by Gary Nila
Part of the Men-at-Arms series
The spearhead of Japan's assault landing operations both in China pre-Pearl Harbor, and in US and British territory post-Pearl Harbor, was provided by the Special Naval Landing Forces - 12 numbered battalion-size Imperial Japanese Navy units.
They garrisoned a number of the islands which the US Marines then had to re-claim in some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War.
These included the infamous battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the elite force which has be never before been examined in such detail in English, covering weapons and equipment as well as uniform and insignia.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/06/2006
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9781846031007