Japan's Military Masters

By Hillis LoryVIKING
WHAT makes the Japanese soldier tick? Nearly all the answers to this question are supplied in this unpretentious but vastly informative description of Japanese army life. The author, whose sources of information in Japan were evidently excellent, tells how every Japanese warrior, from ranking general to peasant buck private, is trained and indoctrinated for his job. He throws much light on the paternalistic Japanese military discipline, very different from anything known in the West, and shows that Japan’s military leaders maintain themselves by propaganda as well as by brute force. An indispensable book for anyone who is interested in what our fighting forces are up against in the Orient.