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Army operations in the South Pacific area: Papua campaigns, 1942–1943
Chapter 1: Offensive against Rabaul and key surrounding areas


(A translation of Bôeichô Bôei Kenshûjo Senshishitsu (ed), Senshi sôsho: Minami Taiheiyô Rikugun sakusen <1> Pôto Moresubi–Gashima shoko sakusen (War history series: South Pacific area army operations (1), Port Moresby–Guadalcanal first campaigns) (Tokyo: Asagumo Shinbunsha, 1968): 5–51.)
Translated by Dr Steven Bullard


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Chapter contents

Chapter 1: Offensive against Rabaul and key surrounding areas

Strategic issues concerning Rabaul


Basic preparedness for the offensive
Geographical description of Rabaul and the condition of the Allied forces
Operational preparations
The offensive
The conclusion of fighting
Consequences of the capture of Rabaul

Notes



Translated by: Dr Steven Bullard

Original text: Bôeichô Bôei Kenshûjo Senshishitsu (ed), Senshi sôsho: Minami Taiheiyô Rikugun sakusen <1> Pôto Moresubi–Gashima shoko sakusen (War history series: South Pacific area army operations (1), Port Moresby–Guadalcanal first campaigns) (Tokyo: Asagumo Shinbunsha, 1968): 5–51.
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