By Gordon Rottman, Akira Takizawa, Mike Chappell

ISBN-10: 1841769037

ISBN-13: 9781841769035

For the 1st time in English, this publication deals a concise yet fact-packed account of the association, apparatus, and all operations of Japan's small yet elite wartime parachute forces. Correcting and amplifying past bills according to wartime intelligence, it strains the Imperial Army's Raiding Regiments and the Imperial Navy's parachute-trained Yokosuka 1st & third precise Naval touchdown Forces from the 1st trials devices, via their profitable attacks in early 1942, to the final determined battles and raids of 1944â€"45. Thetext is illustrated with infrequent photos, and meticulouslyreconstructed colour artworkof the lads and their equipment.

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