Empire of the Sun

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 […]

Quiz on the Battle of the Coral Sea

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Battle of Coral Sea: Summary and Quick Visual Quiz    Following the rapid expansion during January-February of 1942, the Japanese Command understood the necessity to strengthen the South Pacific flank of the Rising Empire of Japan. While some authors have the opinion that it was a defensive operation, others think that it was a preliminary […]

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 […]