Japanese Destroyer Captain

Japanese Destroyer Captain

Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway -- the Great Naval Battles as Seen Through Japanese Eyes

Book - 2011 | First Naval Institute Press paperback edition
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The 1961 memoir of an Imperial Japanese naval commander during the Pacific War describes his more than 100 sorties against the Allies, recounting the victories in the early days through his surviving the sinking of his own ship on April 7, 1945. (This book was previously listed in Forecast. Original.

Naval Inst Pr
This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in the Pacific. The author was a survivor of more than one hundred sorties against the Allies and was known throughout Japan as the "Unsinkable Captain." A hero to his countrymen, Capt. Hara exemplified the best in Japanese surface commanders: highly skilled (he wrote the manual on torpedo warfare), hard driving, and aggressive. Moreover, he maintained a code of honor worthy of his samurai grandfather, and, as readers of this book have come to appreciate, he was as free with praise for American courage and resourcefulness as he was critical of himself and his senior commanders.

Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2011
Edition: First Naval Institute Press paperback edition
ISBN: 9781591143840
Branch Call Number: 940.54 Hara 2011
Characteristics: xv, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Saito, Fred
Pineau, Roger 1916-1993


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