Skip to the content

Dismantling the ‘Lesser Men’ and ‘Supermen’ myths: US intelligence on the imperial Japanese army after the fall of the Philippines, winter 1942 to spring 1943

Ford, D 2009, 'Dismantling the ‘Lesser Men’ and ‘Supermen’ myths: US intelligence on the imperial Japanese army after the fall of the Philippines, winter 1942 to spring 1943' , Intelligence and National Security, 24 (4) , pp. 542-573.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Download (412kB) | Preview
    [img] Microsoft Word - Accepted Version
    Restricted to Repository staff only

    Download (386kB)

      Abstract

      During the opening stages of the Pacific War, between December 1941 and spring 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army appeared unstoppable. US forces in the Philippines, despite their efforts, could not hold out against the enemy advance, and by April the last vestiges of their resistance at Bataan and Corregidor became untenable. The intelligence obtained during the initial encounters provided the US defense establishment with undeniable reasons to conclude that Japanese ground forces possessed a high level of tactical skill, and assessments of the Imperial Japanese Army tended to exaggerate the latter’s capabilities.

      Item Type: Article
      Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
      Journal or Publication Title: Intelligence and National Security
      Publisher: Taylor & Francis
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 0268-4527
      Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
      Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 16:41
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:18
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19102

      Actions (login required)

      Edit record (repository staff only)

      Downloads per month over past year

      View more statistics