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Old Friends New EnemiesVolume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945$
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Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen, and John Horsfield

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198201502

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.001.0001

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Sunset Over Fujiyama

Sunset Over Fujiyama

Chapter:
(p.507) XVII Sunset Over Fujiyama
Source:
Old Friends New Enemies
Author(s):

Arthur J. Marder

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0017

The first section of this chapter describes the final phase of the British Pacific Fleet assault on Japan. It discusses the air strikes against an undefended Japan, the difficulties of refuelling at sea, Carney's efforts to exclude the British from final operations against the IJN, the private agonies of Rawlings, and the British carriers' performance. The second section describes the Royal Navy submarines against Japan. The last section discusses the events that triggered the Japanese surrender. It examines the Potsdam Declaration, the Hiroshima atomic bomb, the Soviet Declaration of War, Nagasaki, the Emperor's speech, and the last stand of the military.

Keywords:   Hiroshima, Pacific Fleet, air strikes, Japan, Bernard Rawlings, Royal Navy, Potsdam Declaration

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