From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima

The Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, 1941–45

  • Saki Dockrill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: One Step Forward — A Reappraisal of the ‘Pacific War’

  3. The Road to Pearl Harbor

  4. Conflicts in the Pacific

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
  5. Conflicts in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Louis Allen, David Steeds
      Pages 109-118
    3. Wenzhao Tao
      Pages 134-149
  6. International Relations during the War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
  7. Termination of the War, August 1945

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Lawrence Freedman, Saki Dockrill
      Pages 191-212
  8. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 225-242

About this book


'The most significant issue that Dockrill addresses is that of how Japan views the war in retrospect, a question which not only tells us a lot about how events were seen in Japan in 1941 but is also, a matter still of importance in contemporary East Asian politics.' Antony Best, London School of Economics This multi-authored work, edited by Saki Dockrill, is an original, unique, and controversial interpretation of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific. Dr Dockrill, the author of Britain's Policy for West German Rearmament, has skilfully converted the proceedings of an international conference held in London into a stimulating and readable account of the Pacific War. This is a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the subject.


bibliography Britain China empire Europe international relations Japan Pearl Harbor Thailand

Editors and affiliations

  • Saki Dockrill
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUniversity of LondonUK

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