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by Edward J. Drea
University Press of the Pacific 2005
Photographs, maps, Index
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Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939
This book was published by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Combat Studies Institute as Leavenworth Papers No. 2 in 1981.
Drea begins with an excellent short summary of the Nomonhan Incident. His focus is specifically on one unit in the Japanese Army: 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division (2/28th Infantry). This particular unit provides an interesting study because their war diary with day to day entries survives in Japan and this operated as an independent unit, fought in both offensive and defensive actions, and is neither too small or too large for detailed study.
Review by Justin Taylan
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