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by Mark Felton


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The war was raging between Germany and the Soviet Union to the East and yet somehow the two Axis powers were . Yanagi" refers to the codeword given by the Japanese to the WWII naval inter-trade across the Indian Ocean between Third Reich Germany and Imperial Japan.

The war was raging between Germany and the Soviet Union to the East and yet somehow the two Axis powers were able to communicate and coordinate efforts to send submarines filled with all sorts of materials and supplies. Perhaps some other book will tell this part of the story, as well as the fate of those Japanese military personnel who were still in Germany (and similarly, German military personnel in Japan) when the war ended. 4 people found this helpful.

This book purports to cover trade between Nazi Germany and Japan during WW. Another case: Wolfram and wolfram ores are mentioned several times as part of the cargoes being transported between Japan and Germany

This book purports to cover trade between Nazi Germany and Japan during WW2. Should be pretty interesting, right? Unfortunately it is terrible for several reasons: -The author focuses on the specifics of blockade running instead of trade. I get that your average Stephen Ambrose lover is probably going to find that stuff more exciting but this is not what I was promised. Another case: Wolfram and wolfram ores are mentioned several times as part of the cargoes being transported between Japan and Germany. Wolfram" is, of course, a German word occasionally used in older English sources for what us modern English speakers know as "tungsten".

This fascinating book examines the exchange of information and goods by underwater means between Germany and Japan during the second half of WW2. Known as 'Yanagi' this trade was a high priority to both Axis partners

This fascinating book examines the exchange of information and goods by underwater means between Germany and Japan during the second half of WW2. Known as 'Yanagi' this trade was a high priority to both Axis partners. As the Allies' grip on control of the oceans and air tightened, it became necessary to rely on submarines. This posed an increasingly heavy but necessary burden on tight resources.

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Underwater Trade Between Germany & Japan, 1942-1945 - Mark Felton goods by underwater means between Germany and Japan during the .

Yanagi: The Secret Underwater Trade Between Germany & Japan, 1942-1945 - Mark Felton. This fascinating book examines the exchange of information and goods by underwater means between Germany and Japan during the second half of WW2. 1. get from feedbooks. This posed an increasingly heavy but necessary burden on tight resources


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Dobpota
Bought it thinking it would tell me more about the history of Japan's efforts to send submarines back and forth to Germany. This book is more about the exploits of the German U-boat warfare in the Indian Ocean during WW II. I was surprised to learn how extensive this was. The author gives great detail about each of the captains of various submarines that were involved in this area, sometimes in excruciating detail. There is much less about Japan's contributions, technical difficulties, personnel involved. For instance, how did Japanese ambassadors in Germany relay messages back and forth? The war was raging between Germany and the Soviet Union to the East and yet somehow the two Axis powers were able to communicate and coordinate efforts to send submarines filled with all sorts of materials and supplies. Perhaps some other book will tell this part of the story, as well as the fate of those Japanese military personnel who were still in Germany (and similarly, German military personnel in Japan) when the war ended.
Yozshubei
"Yanagi" refers to the codeword given by the Japanese to the WWII naval inter-trade across the Indian Ocean between Third Reich Germany and Imperial Japan. The author has done a superb job of putting this research together, and most readers will definitely learn something new in this book on this fascinating subject. In years of WWII research, I had never realized the extent of the technical exchanges that went on between these two Axis countries, particularly. The material on the Japanese effort to get jet aircraft into the Pacific war is first-class and illuminating. How many are aware that Hitler gave U-boats "as a gift"?

Valuable in itself, there is included within the narrative a very thorough biography on the military career of every submarine commander, as his vessel is mentioned. The technical details on all of the various U-boat models and Japanese subs, as well as on some aircraft and other equipment, is excellent. There is high drama in the full explanations of what eventually happened to each Yanagi submarine.

The chronology is not sequential, making it harder to understand the development of all of the submarine missions in relation to the progress of the rest of the war. Some of the maritime routing is difficult to follow, and I was wishing for a detailed map (or several) in the early pages. It would be nice to have the positions of all the German submarine support bases in Asia (and their dates of operation) also plotted on a map of that region. The book would be greatly improved with a chart or appendix listing all of the successful Yanagi missions and the cargo tonnages for each, and, as a comparison, the year-by-year cargo tonnages that were successfully delivered by surface ships rather than submarine. It is a commendable work that I hope the author will expand in new editions.
Yanagi: The Secret Underwater Trade between Germany and Japan 1942-1945 download epub
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Author: Mark Felton
ISBN: 1844151670
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Gardners Books; First Edition edition (May 31, 2005)
Pages: 256 pages