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    Having pulled out of the League of Nations following its condemnation of their invasion of Manchuria the Japanese laid down two hulls for No 1 battleship and No 2 battleship The managers of the Nagasaki shipyard were sworn to secrecy any violation of which was to be punished by whatever punishment the navy deemed appropriate according to the document they had to signEach ship was huge and the shipways and cranes had to

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    More than half of the book is made up of the challenges and secrecy surrounding the construction of the ship interesting stuff The story of the Musashi serves as a cautionary tale constructing the world's largest battleship while ignoring the emerging dominance of aircraft carriers may not itself have cost Japan the Pacific War but it certainly didn't help

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    Extremely fast and easy read but that wasn't entirely a bad thing Very interesting history of the building of the battleship takes up the first 34 of the book only the last maybe 35 pages are about the actual active service Understandably she didn't have an exceptionally interesting service record but there was so little in the b

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    In the years leading into the Second World War the Japanese built two battleships of prodigious scale and firepower the Yamato and the Musashi Both were lost in the war Yoshimura describes the building and operat

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    Great book must read

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    Fascinating account of how superweapons can sound so seductive Of course they always have an Achilles Heel and the Musashi was no exception it never fired on another shipAlso interesting to see the secrecy and groupthink of Imperial Japan in action No wonder a small number of people were able to push the country to war The foolha

  7. says:

    Good reading about the feat of building such a large ship as well as the socio political implications of the task The ship's battle record is accurate to the point and even though a little bit short still provides the reader with a good account of its actions during WWII

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Y folly and paranoia During the than four years it took to build and outfit it shipyard engineers and their Navy mentors were faced with seemingly insurmountable technical problems and plagued by natural calamities and the constant fear of espionage The solutions they found to each successive crisis were sometimes brilliant sometimes absurd Battleship Musashi is a tribute to the men who achieved this engineering marvel and a testament to the excesses of bureaucratic militaris Fascinating account of how superweapons can sound so seductive Of course they always have an Achilles Heel and the Musashi was no exception it never fired on another shipAlso interesting to see the secrecy and groupthink of Imperial Japan in action No wonder a small number of people were able to push the country to war The foolhardy machismo of the naval strategists contrasts with the devoted ingeniousness of the shipwrights who incredibly did not know what they were building