My continual work-in-progress; more is missing than is included, and will forever be the case!
I have updated the timeline. It has grown so large that I have had to split it into two pages for the blog, as follows:
Book references will be found at the bottom of each page, for convenience…(well, relatively speaking).
This update includes relevant dates from the books “The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable,” by George Victor; “The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War,” James Bradley; The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia, James Bradley. The new items are in red.
All three books focus primarily on Asia; until now I have had very little in the timeline that reflected contributory events outside of Europe. In doing so now, I have decided that this timeline should not end with V-J day. While for the most part the war in Europe after 1945 was a Cold War, events in Asia – preceding and during World War II – shaped the hot wars that continued until at least the end of Vietnam – to include the Chinese Civil War and Korea.
Items in parenthesis refer to (book:page); book references can be found at the end of the post. Where helpful, I have added hyperlinks in addition to page references. I have also added specificity to several previously unspecific dates.