|Advance Force Pearl Harbor|
|The Imperial Navy submarine sunk by the USS Ward was recently discovered by the University of Hawaii Undersea Research Lab. Here are some links:|
|The Monster From the Deep
My Dinner With Ollie
Sub finding rekindles the blame game
First to Die
UH finds sub that led Pearl Harbor attack
Midget U-boat recovered after 56 years
NOAA reports discovery of Japanese World War II submarine
Anatomy of a Secret Sub
Japanese Midget Sub Found!!!
Aging naval heroes finally defeat the skeptics
Japanese submarine found off San Francisco?
|The Japanese submarine assault on Pearl Harbor, though not as
well-known as the devastating air strike, had a significant impact
on the chaos that was 7 December 1941. Drawn from American and
Japanese sources, this page-turner of a book describes both the
single-minded bravery of the submariners who carried out the attack
and the valorous men in the destroyers who battled against them.
It is the first comprehensive examination of the role played by
the Imperial Navy's submarine force, a story that has been overlooked
because the mission was not successful.
Infused with vivid firsthand accounts by participants, the narrative crackles with intrigue and suspense. The author covers every aspect of the campaign from submarine development, strategy, and espionage, to the Japanese military psyche and prisoners of war. One of the many interesting sidebars includes computer-enhanced images of a classic battle photo that reveals the previously unnoticed presence of midget submarines just off Battleship Row. Profiles of crewmembers lend a human dimension to the unique cadre of the Japanese submariner. Generously illustrated with more than 300 photographs and diagrams, this thoroughly researched volume restores the underwater attack at Pearl Harbor to its proper place in history and provides a riveting chronicle of the U.S. Navy's day of infamy.
|The original cover used by Pacific Monograph||This is an early cover mock-up used by Naval Institute Press, and appears in advertising for the book.||This is the actual cover currently used by Naval Institute Press.|