Listen to the captivating account of Japan's rampage through the Pacific in early 1942, as expertly narrated by Walter Dixon. The Imperial Japanese Army and Navy were an unstoppable force, humiliating the Allied forces at every turn. They swiftly conquered a territory surpassing even Hitler's empire at its peak, leaving Hawaiians and Australians fearful of a future under Hirohito. The world held its breath as the fate of half of mankind hung in the balance.
But, as the year 1943 approached its end, a remarkable shift took place. The American-led military machine roared to life, turning the tide of the war entirely. The Japanese, once on the offensive, were now embroiled in a defensive struggle spanning thousands of miles over land and sea. It was a crucial turning point that set the Allies on the path to ultimate victory over Japan.
In this second installment of Peter Harmsen's enthralling three-part history, Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943 delves deep into the heart of the Pacific Theater during World War II. Harmsen expertly brings to light not only the Japanese-American conflict but also the stories of the British, Australians, Soviets, Filipinos, Indians, and Koreans involved in the battle. Furthermore, the pivotal role of China, often overlooked in general histories of the war against Japan, is illuminated with unprecedented clarity.
With a compelling narrative and meticulous attention to detail, Peter Harmsen ensures that listeners gain a comprehensive understanding of this pivotal period in history. Prepare for an immersive experience into the struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs of those who fought in the Pacific, a story that will captivate you for the entire 7 hours and 57 minutes of this remarkable audiobook. So, sit back, listen closely, and embark on a journey through the tumultuous years of 1942-1943.