Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces : Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45, Paperback / softback Book

Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces : Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45 Paperback / softback

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 / softback
  • Pages: 48 pages, col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781846031007



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