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    Posted: 12-Nov-2006 at 03:18
An Axis member it was the greatest power in Asia in the 20-th century and it took on 2 of the superpowers of these times-british and americans.One of the most humiliating defeats in british history was from the japanese!







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  Quote Desperado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Nov-2006 at 07:36

Originally posted by Liudovik_Nemski

One of the most humiliating defeats in british history was from the japanese!

    You mean the Malaya campaign?
The British empire was so ugly beaten, that even the UK historians couldn't manage to claim a victory (like in Dunkirk). Such a shame!
    From the very emergence of Japan as a world power it was always underestimated and the South Asian/ West Pacific theatre was considered as a seccond rate. But once the Japanese were taken seriously, they were usually beaten themselves (like the USA after Perl Harbour, USSR in Mongolia and later in China). Actually after the Blitzkrieg in the Pacific ( the first 12 months of the war) the Japs were always the lossing side. Their triumph fitts perfectly in the 1 year period between the Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941 and the Battle of Guadalcanal, 11-15 November 1942. Once they met organised resistance (different than colonial troops on a peace time stаte )everything came to an end.
    Let us also remember that in early 40's the Germans were at a hundred miles from London, so the Brits just had bigger troubles to care about than their far eastern colonies.
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  Quote jacobtowne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Nov-2006 at 11:15
Originally posted by Liudovik_Nemski

An Axis member it was the greatest power in Asia in the 20-th century and it took on 2 of the superpowers of these times-british and americans.One of the most humiliating defeats in british history was from the japanese!


And in August of 1945, the Soviets handed Japan one of its most humiliating defeats by launching a 1.5 million-man surprise attack on Japanese forces in China.

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  Quote jacobtowne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Nov-2006 at 11:23
Originally posted by Desperado


 Actually after the Blitzkrieg in the Pacific ( the first 12 months of the war) the Japs were always the lossing side. Their triumph fitts perfectly in the 1 year period between the Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941 and the Battle of Guadalcanal, 11-15 November 1942. Once they met organised resistance (different than colonial troops on a peace time stаte )everything came to an end.


The Battle of Guadalcanal was indeed a turning point in the land war in the Pacific. It was here that the "invincible" Japanese Army met its first defeat. The battle also signaled the end of Japan's southward movement toward Australia, and helped secure that nation as an allied base of operations.

After Guadalcanal and the American naval victory at Midway earlier in the year, Japan fought a defensive war until the end.

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