During World War II, the Japanese armed forces first captured then defended large swathes of the Pacific island groups and the Asian mainland. Fighting Techniques of a Japanese Infantryman is an expert, in-depth analysis of the tactics and equipment used by Japan's infantry between 1941 and 1945. The book examines the infantrymen's training and how it translated into success (or failure) on the battlefield, where after 1943 the Japanese fought a skilful and brave defence against overwhelming odds and firepower.
The book also includes full descriptions of the weapons and other equipment used by the Japanese forces throughout the war, from rifles and pistols to machine guns, flamethrowers, tanks and artillery.
Illustrated with more than 90 photographs and artworks, Fighting Techniques of a Japanese Infantryman is a comprehensive guide to the methods and weaponry of these courageous men of World War II.