From: Jackson Tn
Nomonhan, 1939 by Stuart D. Goldman
Well worth a look if you are interested in the subject.
Half way through now - a very well written, interesting book.
Just as when reading about Guadalcanal - and just about every aspect of Japanese conduct in and around WWII -I am staggered, frustrated, angry, bewildered.
The army general staff not issuing orders as such, as this was considered impolite, allowing the Kwantung Army to do as it pleased.
And as for Gekokujo..I mean what the hell was that all about?
The sheer incompetence of the Japanese military in conducting operations was quite astounding. The more I read about the Japanese in WWII the more anger I feel about the fall of Malaya and Singapore .
I generally do not read Contemporary War Novels/Accounts but now you have me interested. I will see if I can find it somewhere.
Currently just finished reading this:
Absolutely phenomenal and picked this up now :
But a friend of mine loaned me this Zombie Apocalypse novel or more of an Anthology and haven't been able to put it down as I love the way it is snap shots of various events told form 200 years in the past in London to present day London and the rest of the world.
Radic, I love the Patrick Rothfuss books, they rank up there with George Martin's A Son of Ice and Fire.
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman