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This is an in-depth study of the battle of Midway that reviews the many previous accounts and compares their accuracy and veracity with fresh documentation that has been released recently, including some new material on the postwar analysis made by a select committee. There are new viewpoints on the muddle among the US Admirals; the total failure of the USAAF, despite elaborate claims; views on a whitewash of Admiral Nimitz and others; fresh thinking on the part played by the US Navy Dauntless dive-bombers in the action; the mystery of the battleship Saratoga's presence; Hollywood's totally wrong take on the battle in all the films since made about it; some new eyewitness material the author has obtained and information from Japanese sources not previously used.These men had seen that phase completed with unprecedented speed ahead of schedule and with minimal loss, while ... From the carrier aircraft and submarine attacks on the main American naval base at Pearl Harbor and the land-based ... 1909 sea service aboard armoured cruiser Nisshin and protected cruiser Niitaka.

Author:Peter Charles Smith
Publisher:Pen & Sword - 2007


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