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Published: 2011

Author: Capt. Tameichi Hara

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Size: 336 Pages

ISBN: 1591143845

Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway - The Great Naval Battles

Hara was the Captain of a destroyer during World War II. His success and longevity test combined with his unique experienced provided him with an able platform after the war. He published the aptly titled: Japanese Destroyer Captain which is considered required reading in many military and naval circles. In his book, Hara outlines his personally military doctrine which includes such mottos as “Never ever do the same thing twice” and “If he hits you high, then hit him low; if he hits you low, then hit him high”. While taglines are useful for remembering or discussing combat tactics, they are merely examples of the stronger leadership qualities that he possessed. This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in the Pacific. The author was a survivor of more than one hundred sorties against the Allies and was known throughout Japan as the "Unsinkable Captain." This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in the Pacific. The author was a survivor of more than one hundred sorties against the Allies and was known throughout Japan as the "Unsinkable Captain." This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in the Pacific. The author was a survivor of more than one hundred sorties against the Allies and was known throughout Japan as the "Unsinkable Captain."

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