British Intelligence and the Japanese Challenge in Asia 1914-41 by Best Antony (9780333945513)
Best Antony Release Date: 16 Sep 2002 Format: Hardback Pages: 288 Category: History ISBN: 9780333945513 ISBN-10: 0333945514
This is a full-length study of the role played by British Intelligence in influencing policy towards Japan from the decline of the Alliance to the outbreak of the Pacific War. Using many previously classified records it describes how the image of Japan generated by Intelligence during this period led Britain to underestimate Japanese military capabilities in 1941. The book shows how this image was derived from a lack of adequate intelligence resources and racially driven assumptions about Japanese national characteristics.