Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II

NOTE NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT OVERSTOCK SALE Significantly reduced list price while supplies last At the start of World War, II the U.S Army turned to Americans of Japanese ancestry to provide vital intelligence against Japanese forces in the Pacific Nisei Linguists Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II tellsNOTE NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT OVERSTOCK SALE Significantly reduced list price while supplies last At the start of World War, II the U.S Army turned to Americans of Japanese ancestry to provide vital intelligence against Japanese forces in the Pacific Nisei Linguists Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II tells the story of these soldiers, how the Military Intelligence Service MIS recruited and trained them, and how they served in every battle and campaign in the war against Japan.Months before Pearl Harbor, the Western Defense Command WDC selected sixty Nisei soldiers for Japanese language training When the WDC forcibly removed than 100,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast, MIS continued to recruit Nisei from the relocation camps and later from Hawaii Over the next four years, the school graduated nearly 6,000 military linguists, including dozens of Nisei women and hundreds of Caucasians Nisei Linguists tells the remarkable story of those who served with Army and Marine units from Guadalcanal to the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa Their duties included translation, interrogation, radio monitoring, and psychological warfare They staffed theater level intelligence centers such as the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section in the Southwest Pacific Area In China, Burma, and India they served with the Office of Strategic Services, Merrill s Marauders, and Commonwealth forces Others served with the Army Air Forces or within the continental United States At war s end, the Nisei facilitated local surrenders of Japanese forces as well as the occupation Working in military government, war crimes trials, censorship, and counterintelligence, the MIS Nisei contributed to the occupation s ultimate success Other related products Studies in Intelligence Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Volume 60, Number 1 Unclassified Articles From March 2016 includes the World War II Missions of the CIA Directors who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan The Image of the Enemy and the Secret War Spies, Codes, and Guerillas, 1939 1945 this issue release is available here bookstoreo products skUnited States Army in World War 2 Pictorial Record The War Against Japan Print Paperback can be found here bookstoreo products skUnited States Army in World War 2 The Quartermaster Corps, Operations in War Against Japan Print Hardcover format can be found here bookstoreo products skUnited States Army in World War 2, Special Studies, Manhattan, the Army, and the Atomic Bomb Print Hardcover Clothbound format can be found here bookstoreo products skWhen the Akimotos Went to War An Untold Story Of Family, Patriotism and Sacrifice During World War II Print Paperback format is available here bookstoreo products skWorld War II resources collection can be found here bookstoreo catalog us
Nisei Linguists Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II NOTE NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT OVERSTOCK SALE Significantly reduced list price while supplies last At the start of World War II the U S Army turned to Americans of Japanese ancestry

  • Title: Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II
  • Author: James C. McNaughton
  • ISBN: 9780160729577
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II”

    1. This 2006 book is about how the Nisei were used in World War II as translators. It goes into the internment (briefly), the planning behind the decision to set up language schools (some of the Nisei could not even really speak Japanese, they were already so Americanized), and the various language schools that were used.It then goes into how and where the Nisei were used and how important they job was, particularly in interviewing prisoners-of-war and, perhaps even more so, in translating captured [...]

    2. Interesting book but don't read it as an eBook. The transfer was very flawed with footnotes throughout the body of the text and capitalizations and paragraphs with many errors.Great bibliography though which is leading me to some other books.

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