By Eugene L. Rasor
The China-Burma-India crusade of the Asian/Pacific conflict of global battle II used to be the main complicated, if no longer the main arguable, theater of the whole struggle. Guerrilla battle, commando and distinct intelligence operations, and air strategies originated right here. The literature is wide and this e-book offers an evaluative survey of that huge literature. A finished compilation of a few 1,500 titles, the paintings features a narrative historiographical evaluate and an annotated bibliography of the titles lined within the historiographical section.Following an introductory ancient essay and a chronology, the historiographical narrative covers land, water, underwater, air, and mixed operations, intelligence concerns, international relations, and logistics and provide. It additionally examines the memoirs, diaries, autobiographies, and biographies of the body of workers concerned. Such cultural themes as journalism, fiction, movie, and artwork are analyzed, and latest gaps within the literature are checked out. The bibliography offers either descriptive and evaluative annotations.
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Finally, postwar release and publication of top secret intelligence data used during the war is an incredible 24 The China-Burma-India Campaign source, so significant that there are calls for rewriting the history of the war. What did the commanders and officials know and when did they know it? These questions have begun to be answered with release and publication of intelligence summaries. The British process, held absolutely secret until 1975, is discussed elsewhere under Intelligence. The American documents, The MAGIC Documents , have been published and are available on microfilm with an index.
Participation in the Asian/Pacific war, and the most extensive and upto-date contribution, is the volume in Wars of the United States series, general editor, Richard Blanco, The War against Japan by John Sbrega . Sbrega annotates over 5200 entries. The American armed forces have received irregular attention. The only bibliography representing army interests, and that in the broadest sense, is by the Special Collections librarian at the Military Academy library, Alan Aimone , Military History Bibliography and Guide, previously Bibliography of Military History, in its 5th edition.
Emphasis was on scholarship and reliability. S. Army Air Force was included although it was prepared somewhat differently and published by a private publisher, the Army histories being published by the government printing office. The three volumes edited by Charles Romanus [1293, 1294, 1296] deal exclusively with C-B-I. They are reviewed elsewhere. S. S. Naval Operations in World War II. was published privately, by Little, Brown of Boston, but the similarity ends there. It is unique. Early in the war FDR called on the distinguished Harvard University professor, Samuel Eliot Morison [1113, 1116], to prepare and write the official naval history.