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Публикации на букву «T»

David M. Glantz
The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945: «August Storm».
Fort Leavenworth, Kan.: Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. 1984.
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This critical examination of the final Soviet strategic offensive operation during World War II seeks to chip away at two generally inaccurate pictures many Westerners have of the war. Specifically, Westerners seem to think that only geography, climate, and sheer numbers negated German military skill and competency on the eastern front, a view that relegates Soviet military accomplishments to oblivion. Volume 1 covers in detail the background, strategic regrouping, and strategic planning and conduct of the offensive.

Dean C. Allard
The North Pacific Campaign in Perspective.
The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du nord, V, No. 3 (July 1995), 1-14.
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From the earliest years of this century, American military planners focused their attention on the possibility of a conflict with Japan. It was primarily within that context that Alaska and the North Pacific became important elements in the nation's strategic thinking.

Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon
The Pacific War Papers: Japanese Documents of World War II.
Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books Inc.,1 edition. 2005.
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The Pacific War Papers is an annotated collection of extremely rare Japanese primary-source documents, translated into English, that provides an invaluable resource for historians and students of World War II. These naval and diplomatic documents come from the collection of the late Gordon Prange, the eminent scholar of Pearl Harbor, who obtained them from Japanese naval leaders while working for the Military History Section of the American forces that occupied Japan.
This edited collection covers three main topics: the Japanese navy before World War II, prewar diplomacy and politics, and Japanese naval operations and policy during the war. The documents include diary extracts and candid, short monographs written by high-ranking Japanese officers immediately after the war. They shed new light on the vast naval buildup before the war, the development of the navy’s operational concepts for war with the United States, the organization and tactics of aircraft carrier forces, and the failure of Japanese submarine operations.

Goro Yamada
The Distribution of the Archaeological Sites and Environmental Human Adaptation in the Kuril Islands.
Peoples and Cultures in the Northern Islands. Historical Museum of Hokkaido, 1996.
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1. Flora and fauna of Kuril Islands
2. Archaeological sites in Kuril Islands
3. Distribution of the sites and its subsistence
4. Conclusion

Greg Naito
The social, economic and cultural status of the Ainu since 1945.
Japan's vanishing minority.
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The Ainu, Japan's indigenous people, have long been a misunderstood and disadvantaged group within Japanese society. This is evidenced by the fact that they are largely unknown by the general Japanese population and also by their comparatively low standard of living and lingering social problems. At times their fate and very existence have been shaped and managed by forces beyond their control. The writer will explore what some of these forces are, analyze the social, economic and cultural status of the Ainu nation and show that while changes have occurred since 1945, not all have had a positive impact.

John C. Davenport
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The United States Enters World War II.
Chelsea House Pub; 1 edition. 2009.
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When December 7, 1941, dawned in Hawaii, no one expected that by the end of the day, the U.S.
Pacific Fleet would lie in ruins and the United States would be at war. The planes of the Japanese First
Carrier Striking Force sank or severely damaged 18 American warships lying at anchor at the Pearl Harbor
naval base on the island of Oahu. This single air raid on "a date which will live in infamy" forever altered the history of the United States.

Kuzmin Yaroslav V., Yanshina Oksana V., Fitzpatrick Scott M. & Shubina Olga A.
The Neolithic of the Kurile Islands (Russian Far East): Current State and Future Prospects
Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology, 7:234–254, 2012.
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In this article present a review of the archaeology and chronology of the Neolithic cultural complexes of the Kurile Islands.

Michael J. Sharkey and Daniel J. Bennett
The Agathidinae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.
Species Diversity, 2004, 9, 151-164.
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Recent collecting on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, during joint U.S., Russian, and Japanese surveys known as the International Kuril and Sakhalin Island Projects, has resulted in range extensions for 10 species in the braconid subfamily Agathidinae and 17 new taxon records for islands in the Kuril chain, Sakhalin, and Moneron. In addition to a check list of the 19 species of Agathidinae presently known to occur on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, a generic key and updated keys to the species of Agathis Latreille, 1804, Bassus Fabricius, 1804, and Coccygidium Saussure, 1892 are provided for the region at large (i.e., Japan and the Russian Far East). Of the Agathidinae occurring on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, most are widespread throughout the Russian Far East and Japan. In the Kurils, species are largely restricted to the southern portion of the archipelago.

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