Translated by Ann Kaneko. How British school pupils were recruited to learn in 18 months or less what was then considered to be the most difficult language in the world, in order to become translators, interpreters and interrogators for the allied effort in the Pacific War - a staggering 648 experts in the period 1942-47.

chapter 1|10 pages

Shutting the Stable-Door

chapter 2|24 pages

The Courses

chapter 3|14 pages

The ‘Japanese’ War

chapter 4|36 pages

Into Action

chapter 5|11 pages

In South East Asia at the End of the War

chapter 6|8 pages

With the Occupation Army in Japan

chapter 7|8 pages

The War-Time Courses Assessed

chapter 9|5 pages

The Legacy of the War-Time Courses