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  1. Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    The 4 volumes in this set, originally published between 1980 and 1983, bring to light and focus on the conflict between Japan and Australia and Japan and the USA. Timothy Hall’s volumes, richly illustrated with black & white photographs, used highly contentious documents as their sources and...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The War Against Japan, 1941-1945

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By John J. Sbrega

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    With over 5,200 entries, this volume remains one of the most extensive annotated bibliographies on the USA’s fight against Japan in the Second World War. Including books, articles, and de-classified documents up to the end of 1987, the book is organized into six categories: Part 1 presents...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Fall of Singapore 1942

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 September 1942, but in 1941 Europeans on the island felt still untouched by war, lulled into security by the belief that Singapore was impregnable from the sea. However, the Planning Chief of Imperial Army Headquarters in Tokyo had realised a successful invasion...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. New Guinea 1942-44

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    Drawing on material that had only just been released when this book was originally published in 1981, this book provides a graphic account of the war which, to all intents and purposes, was fought on Australian soil against Australian people – a war which came to the very door of Australia itself....

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Darwin 1942

    Australia's Darkest Hour

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    On 19 February 1942 the Japanese air force bombed Darwin. Whilst this fact is well known, very few people know exactly what happened. Timothy Hall was the first writer to be given acess to all the official reports of the time and as a result he has been able to reveal exactly what happened on that...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. A Dictionary of Abbreviations

    With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves, like explorers, into these abbreviations in...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Maritime Archaeology of a Modern Conflict

    Comparing the Archaeology of German Submarine Wrecks to the Historical Text

    By Innes McCartney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Over the last 30 years, hydrographical marine surveys in the English Channel helped uncover the potential wreck sites of German submarines, or U-boats, sunk during the conflicts of World War I and World War II. Through a series of systemic dives, nautical archaeologist and historian Innes McCartney...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War

    Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, Sandra Wilson

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war...

    Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of 'Consensus'

    Edited by The Subcultures Network

    This book examines youth cultural responses to the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that affected Britain in the aftermath of the Second World War. In particular, it considers the extent to which elements of youth culture and popular music served to contest the notion of ‘consensus’...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Young Jewish Poets Who Fell as Soviet Soldiers in the Second World War

    By Rina Lapidus

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    This book deals with the work of fifteen young Jewish poets who were killed, died of wounds, or were executed in captivity while serving in the Red Army in the Second World War. All were young, all were poets, most were thoroughly assimilated into Soviet society whilst at the same time being rooted...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge