Night Movements – Japanese Night Fighting Tactics

During WW2 “Japan owned the night”. The Japanese employed much more advanced night fighting tactics then their adversaries. “Night Movements is essential for the study of counter-insurgency and clandestine activities. Truly a collector’s item, this rare translation of the original (1913) Japanese military text is generally regarded as the finest study of night fighting ever written. The original manual was used to train snipers, scouts, and saboteurs in World War II. After the war, it became one of the many classic manuals used by insurgents in many parts of the world.” As an example “Night Movements” is said to have heavily influenced the basic night training of the Rhodesian and Australian SAS in the 1960s & 1970s.

You can read an English translation of “Night Movements” by clicking here

~ by m1pencil on September 20, 2011.

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