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Victory at Midway : The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II - (Paperback)

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Presenting the battle from a broader historical perspective than usual, D’Angelo, a retired physician, writer, and founder of the International Midway Memorial Foundation, describes the Battle of Midway during World War II in the Pacific in 1942, in which the larger but poorly positioned Japanese Navy was defeated by a smaller but tactically superiorly positioned US fleet. He focuses on new historical perspectives and information on the battle: the idea that the battle was the turning point of the war in the Pacific and World War II in general, ending a series of offensive successes by Japan in the Pacific and allowing the US and Great Britain to continue to focus their resources on Europe rather than the Pacific; that although prior naval intelligence was available to the US before the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway, the outcomes of both were different; criticism by historians of Admiral Chuichi Nagumo’s decision not to immediately launch all of his available aircraft to attack the American fleet; the role of the submarine Nautilus in winning the battle; the controversy about the nature of Admiral William F. Halsey’s rash; and the fact that one of the only two pilots who had two direct hits on two different Japanese carriers, Lieutenant Richard Best, was flying with active tuberculosis. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 198
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: James M. Du2019angelo
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2017
TCIN: 52913817
UPC: 9781476670713
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-5499

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