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copyright 1995; John Wiley & Sons publishers, New York; "A Japanese Officer's eyewitness account of the last great campaign of World War II"; hardbound with black and burgundy boards and gilt lettering on spine; very good conditon of book; very minor edgewear of dust jacket.


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Colonel Hiromichi Yahara (Japanese: 八原博通, October 12, 1902 – May 7, 1981) was the senior staff officer in charge of operations of the 32nd Japanese Army at Okinawa during the American invasion of that island during World War II.


Yahara, who had taught strategy at the Army War College, was assigned to Okinawa prior to the anticipated American invasion to organize its pre-invasion strategy. His recommended strategy for fighting the American invaders was to continue to tie up the American military as long as possible in a war of attrition (jikyūsen, 持久戦), so that the rumored American invasion of Kyūshū, Japan, would be delayed, thereby allowing Kyushu defenders more time to better prepare their defenses.

THE BATTLE FOR OKINAWA by Colonel Hiromichi Yahara

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