You Can't Fight Tanks with Bayonets: Psychological Warfare Against the Japanese Army in the Southwest Pacific

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U of Nebraska Press, 1998 - History - 226 pages
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A startling omission from the extensive literature on the Pacific events of World War II is an analysis of Allied psychological operations. In this work Allison B. Gilmore makes a strong case for the importance of psychological warfare (psywar) in this theater, countering the usual view of fanatical resistance by Japanese units. Gilmore marshals evidence that Japanese military indoctrination was not proof against demoralization and the survival instinct. The Pacific War was particularly brutal, racist on both sides, and often fought without regard to so-called civilized norms of warfare. Yet Gilmore offers her study as "the story of how psywar personnel attempted to convince Japanese and Americans alike that their assumptions about the other were misleading and counterproductive." To do so, she focuses on combat propaganda-activities conducted in support of military operations and intended to demoralize Japanese combatants-and examines the objectives of the psywar campaign. She outlines the process by which propaganda was created, evaluates the policies that guided that creation, and offers criteria for judging the relative success of these efforts. The work also examines the Imperial Army's training, the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese morale, and the Allies' attempts to exploit the Japanese military structure and ethos. Allison B. Gilmore is an assistant professor in the Department of History at The Ohio State University at Lima. This is her first book.
  

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Tracing the Historical Roots of Propaganda
9
Getting to Know the Enemy
36
Searching for the Enemys Weaknesses
71
Exploiting the Enemys Weaknesses
99
Finetuning the Mechanism and the Message
125
Assessing the Results
146
Notes
181
Bibliographic Essay
205
Index
219
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Allison B. Gilmore is an associate professor of history at The Ohio State University at Lima.

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