Book Review: Japan 1944-45

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28 January 2020
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A book by Mike Lardas

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We are used to the narrative today that air power doesn’t win wars, it softens up the enemy, degrades their military infrastructure and makes a ground assault possible. Mike Lardas presents No. 9 in the Osprey Air Campaign series and advocates that this was the only example where air power did win the war. That, unfortunately, is a gross simplification, since the unrestricted bombing of Japan was only possible after ground battlest across the Pacific. Still, this is packed with detail, tables, illustrations and contemporary photography showing just how destructive the air campaign was.


• Osprey Publishing
• ISBN 978-1-4728-3246-7
• 82 pages • Softcover • £13.99

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Reviewed in The Armourer February 2020 issue

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