Annapolis : Naval Institute Press, c1978.
The first non-Japanese language battle history of the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II to recount the war in the Pacific as the Japanese saw and officially recorded it.
LibraryThing member CharlesFerdinand
A very useful blow by blow account of the naval war in the Pacific, especially of the phase of Japanese expansion. The first 19 chapters take you to the end of 1943. Three short chapters more take you to the end of the war. It is, as the title says, truly a 'battle' history, only concerned with engagements between surface ships. Within those parameters, it is highly recommended.