World War II- Europe Theater

Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyer Mutsuki-class

IJN Mutsuki-class destroyer in 1930

Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyer Mutsuki-class   The IJN Destroyer Mutsuki-class was an improved version or extension of the earlier Kamikaze-class (1921-1922) and Minekaze-class(1917-1920). There were twelve units constructed between 1924 and 1927. They saw combat during World War 2 and any of them survived to the war. They received traditional Japanese names corresponding to the months […]

Japan at War 1931-45: As the Cherry Blossom Falls

The heavy cruiser Haguro under attack at Rabaul on 2 November 1943, showing damage received in the battle of Empress Augusta Bay that morning.

Japan at War 1931-45: As the Cherry Blossom Falls   David McCormack, the author, is a graduated with first class honours in Contemporary Military and International History. He has been a regular contributor of Japan based historical articles to the International Academic Forum’s Eye Magazine and a series of eight articles entitled Japan at War […]

World of Tanks Model Kits

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World of Tanks and model kits   A multiplayer online game developed by Belarusian-Cypriot company Wargaming, called World of Tanks, has become very popular recently. In this game you can choose historical tanks that participated in the WW2. It is built upon a freemium business model where the game is free-to-play, but participants also have the […]

Submarine I-29 [code-named Matsu “pine tree”] : Secret missions to Germany during WWII

The I-29 before departing for secret mission Yanagi.

Imperial Japanese Navy Submarine I-29 and the Secret missions to Germany during WWII   The so-called Yanagi missions consisted on intercontinental travels and trips done by Axis Powers ships to exchange strategic resources and information between Italy, Germany and Japan. Due to the war ships could not further continue the exchange program and this task […]

Grogheads Readers Award Winners

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The prestigious website and gamers community GrogHeads has released the readers choice awards for the overall 2015 in both Digital game and tabletop games categories. There are some awards I would like to focus on more detail. The first is the GrogHeads Readers’ Choice Overall 2015 Digital Game of the Year. The selected game is Decisive Campaigns […]

Japan’s Economic Planning and Mobilization in Wartime, 1930s-1940s: A new book

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Recently, Professor yoshiro Miwa has published a new book on the Japan’s Economic Planning and Mobilization in Wartime, 1930s-1940s. This book is interesting because describe in detail not only the war mobilization and strategic plans but also the budget and economic situation that led to the Pacific War. One of the weakest points of Japanese […]