Pacific War

Imperial Japanese Navy Aircrafts 1/700 scale

The Akagi fighter, bomber and torpedo squadrons color marks.

Imperial Japanese Navy Aircrafts 1/700 scale     The Imperial Japanese Navy Carriers and the embarked naval aircrafts were the best trained units when the Pacific War started. Here we collected all the available models for the Imperial Japanese Navy Aircrafts at 1/700 scale from Fujimi, Tamiya, Hasegawa and Pit-Road among others. Tamiya 1/700 Japanese […]

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 […]

How New York and London News Media Reacted to the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941

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How Newspapers from New York and London reacted to the Pearl Harbor attack on 7th December 1941   When articles related to the Second World War and Pacific Theater in particular were published, there were no technologies to analyse the content in a fast and quantitatively manner. Now, we can process the content of thousands […]

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 […]

OOB Order of Battle in the Pacific War: US Marine Corps and Japanese Army

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Battle Orders in the WW2 Pacific Theater: US Marine Corps and Japanese Army.   The OOB Order of Battle in the Pacific War can be researched in several websites, however, there are also some books and guides that explain with vivid illustrations the actions and evolution of fighting forces, and also describe their organisation, strength, command, […]

Squadron/Signal Publication on Navy Air Colors and Camouflage

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Squadron/Signal Publication on Navy Air Colors and Camouflage   Maybe some of you already know, but the Squadron/Signal Publication from 1983 published a very useful and vividly illustrated book on the Navy Air Colors and Camouflage from the period of 1911-1945. The book includes data, references and picture for the United States Navy, Marine Corps, […]

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 […]

Pacific War

Probably, the greatest game on the entire pacific theater is Pacific War designed by Mark Herman. I have enjoyed a lot each time I played scenarios and campaigns because it is extremely realistic and detailed. The game was published in 1985, and I think I bought it in 1995. Unfortunately, I could never play the […]