Philip Jowett has been writing military history since 1997. He has published many books on the armies of Asia in the first half of the twentieth century, and has made a special study of the armies of China. He has also published on the Russo-Japanese War, the Mexican revolution and the Italian and Japanese armies of the Second World War.
"n interesting story, and part of the war where the history is
often overshadowed by events elsewhere in the Pacific and in Europe
and the Middle East. The author has made made a particular study of
the wars in China and this is an interesting new addition to the
Images of War series that widens the topics just that bit
"The war between China and Japan was one of the most bitter conflicts of the 20th century: a struggle between the two dominant people of Asia. Millions fought on both sides and millions of soldiers and civilians died. The may photographs are coupled with an informative and well written narrative of the conflict and provides an absorbing introduction to this often neglected theatre of war. Excellent history 9/10"--Great War Magazine
"Jowett, a military historian, collects about 200 rare photos from the Sino-Japanese War between 1937 and 1945, from the Japanese invasion and retreat of the Chinese armies and their refusal to surrender, to the involvement of the US and eventual Japanese defeat during World War II. The photos depict armies on all sides, weaponry and equipment, and the experiences of troops and civilians"--ProtoView