1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy

By Robert Conroy

The United States has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has basically began to struggle. . . .

In 1945, historical past has reached a turning aspect. A poor new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet in its place, the unthinkable happens. With their state burned and shattered, eastern enthusiasts set in movement a frightening endgame--their goal: to take the USA down with them.

In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of global struggle II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked through extremists and a weary usa is pressured to invade Japan as a final step in a conflict that has already rate such a lot of lives. because the eastern lash out with strategies that not anyone has ever confronted before--from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze assaults that take out the highest-value objective within the Pacific command--the invasion's luck is unexpectedly unsure. As America's streets erupt in rioting, background will activate the acts of some key avid gamers from the fiery entrance strains to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, whereas a mortally wounded enemy turns into the best hazard of all.

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This is a translation on the German original, Kriegstagebuch des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht (Wehrmachtfuhrungsstab) [The War Diary of the High Command of the Armed Forces or OKW War Diary] (The Armed Forces’ Headquarters)], Band I: 1. August 1940-31. Dezember 1941, complied by Hans-Adolf Jacobsen (Frankfurt am Main: Bernard & Graefe Verlag, 1965), item 41, 981-982. 3 Gotthard Heinrici, The Campaign in Russia, Volume 1 (Washington, DC: United States Army G-2, 1954). An unpublished translation by Joseph Welch of a German-language manuscript in the US National Archives, 85 and OKW War Diary, WFSt War Diary, 27-28.

Therefore, he proposed deploying the bulk of Red Army’s forces into the same region. For details on Soviet prewar military planning see, David M. Glantz, Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War (Lawrence, Ks: The University Press of Kansas, 1998), 90-98, and the Russian translation, David Glantz, Koloss poverzhennyi: Krasnoi Armii v 1941 godu [Staggering Colossus: The Red Army in 1941] (Moscow: “Iauza” “Eksmo,” 2008). 8 Peoples’ Commissar of Defense, Marshal of the Soviet Union Semen Konstantinovich Timoshenko, rejected Vasilevsky’s plan because he anticipated Stalin’s objections.

31 For a detailed account of the hectic first days of war in the Western Front’s sector, see Sbornik boevykh dokumentov Velikoi Otechestvennoi voiny, vypusk 35 [Collection of combat documents of the Great Patriotic War, Issue 35] (Moscow: Voenizdat, 1958). Prepared by the Military-Scientific Directorate of the Red Army General Staff and classified top secret [sovershenno sekretno], this is hereafter cited as SBDVOV, with appropriate volume. See also the memoirs of General Boldin, in I. V. Boldin, Stranitsy zhizni [Pages of a life] (Moscow: Voenizdat, 1961).

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