Japanese Army

In 1941 the Japanese army totalled 2.250.000 men organised into 51 divisions, four tank divisions and three cavalry brigades. These were based in various locations including China, Manchuria, Korea and Formosa.

By the start of World War Two the Japanese army had been blooding its army in China for nearly a decade and fought various engagements against the Soviets. All of this experience was used against the allies and between 1941 to 1942 IJA enjoyed victory after victory and this reached it pinnacle with the capture of Singapore and the Philippines.