Banzai: Japanese Infantry Organization and Tactics in World War II, Vol. 2, Night Combat
Compiled by G.F.Nafziger
Size: 8.5″ x 11
Illustrations: 14 illustrations.
Pages: 136 pages
$25 soft cover
This second volume is a follow on to the first volume containing extracts of items relative to night combat from two documents; extracts from the “raiding combat manual”, and the Field Service Regulations, Part IV, Attack Against Special Defensive Zones.
This and the two companion volumes were written at the direction of the US 8th Army, then occupying Japan. Two monographs form the backbone of this work: Japanese Special Studies on Manchuria, Vol. V. Infantry Operaitons, which was prepared by Major General Matsushiro Ugaki, an infantry expert who served in Manchuria as well as the Chiba Infantry School. The second work, much larger than the first, was Japanese Night Combat. It was prepared for the HQ, US Army Forces, Far East, and the 8th US Army, Military History Section, Japanese Research Section. It was prepared by Lt. Colonel Kengoro Tanaka and Lt. Colonel Mastaka Ida, among others. In addition, various Immediate Reports, Lessons Learned Reports, and other documents prepared by the US Army as it fought its way through the Pacific have been integrated into these documents.