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Titans of the Rising Sun The Rise and Fall of Japans Yamato Class Battleships

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Titans of the Rising Sun is a detailed study of the creation and demise of Japans Yamato class. During the first half of the twentieth century the battleship symbolized a nation s power on the world stage, with countries such as Britain, Japan, and the United States contending for dominance of the high seas. Japans overwhelming victory over the Russian fleet in 1905 at the ...more
Perfect Paperback, 206 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Inland Expressions (first published September 1st 2010)
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One of my earliest maritime history experiences was visiting the USS Missouri at the age of eight or nine. The battleship was tied up with other World War II veterans of the Pacific War in Bremerton, Wash., as part of the U.S. mothball fleet. With a displacement of 45,000 tons, the ship was unimaginably large, almost overwhelming, to a child, though I understood its importance as the site of the final surrender of Imperial Japan in 1945.

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