China and Japan at War 1937 - 1945

Philip Jowett

* Photographic history of the conflict between China and Japan during the Second World War

* Graphic images showing the experience of the soldiers on both sides

* Shows the plight of the civilians caught up in the fighting

* A compelling introduction to an often-neglected aspect of the world-wide conflict

* A record of the Chinese and Japanese
Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473827523
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.69 X 7.44 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The 1937-1945 war between China and Japan was one of the most bitter conflicts of the twentieth century. It was a struggle between the two dominant peoples of Asia. Millions of soldiers fought on each side and millions of soldiers and civilians died. Philip Jowett's book is one of the first photographic histories of this devastating confrontation.

Using a selection of almost 200 historic photographs, he traces the course of the entire war – from the Japanese invasion and the retreat of the Chinese armies and their refusal to surrender, to the involvement of the Americans and the eventual Japanese defeat in 1945.

His graphic account is an absorbing introduction this often-neglected theater of the Second World War. The images show the armies on all sides and the weaponry and equipment they used. But they also record the experience of the troops, Chinese and Japanese, and of the Chinese civilians who suffered terribly through eight years of war.

About The Author

Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961 and now lives in north Lincolnshire with his wife and two children. He is a military historian and writer with an interest in all aspects of the 20th Century. His special area of interest is Asian military history 1900-45, and he has been researching pro-Japanese forces for many years. His previous books include a series of three Osprey Men-At-Arms on the Italian Army 1940-45 and two on the Japanese Army 1932-45. Philip's first book, Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49 touched briefly on the 'puppet' armies covered by this volume.


"n interesting story, and part of the war where the history is often overshadowed by events elsewhere in the Pacific and in Europe and the Middle East.  The author has made made a particular study of the wars in China and this is an interesting new addition to the Images of War series that widens the topics just that bit more."

- Military Modelling

"The war between China and Japan was one of the most bitter conflicts of the 20th century: a struggle between the two dominant people of Asia. Millions fought on both sides and millions of soldiers and civilians died. The may photographs are coupled with an informative and well written narrative of the conflict and provides an absorbing introduction to this often neglected theatre of war. Excellent history 9/10"

- Great War Magazine

"Jowett, a military historian, collects about 200 rare photos from the Sino-Japanese War between 1937 and 1945, from the Japanese invasion and retreat of the Chinese armies and their refusal to surrender, to the involvement of the US and eventual Japanese defeat during World War II. The photos depict armies on all sides, weaponry and equipment, and the experiences of troops and civilians"

- ProtoView

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