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The Battle of Midway

Author: Craig L Symonds
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A close-up look at the battle of Midway Island analyzes this crucial naval victory, which marked the turning point for the American fleet in the Pacific theater of World War II.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig L Symonds
ISBN: 9780195397932 0195397932 9780199315987 0199315981
OCLC Number: 709682895
Description: xii, 452 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: CinCPac --
The Kidō butai --
The brownshoe navy --
American counterstrike --
Seeking the decisive battle --
Pete and Jimmy --
The codebreakers --
The Battle of the Coral Sea --
The eve of battle --
Opening act --
Nagumo's dilemma (4:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.) --
The flight to nowhere (7:00 A.M. to 11:20 A.M.) --
Attack of the torpedo squadrons (8:30 A.M. to 10:20 A.M.) --
The tipping point (7:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.) --
The Japanese counterstrike (11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.) --
Dénouement --
Epilogue --
Appendix A: American and Japanese aircraft carriers --
Appendix B: American and Japanese aircraft --
Appendix C: American order of battle --
Appendix D: Japanese order of battle --
Appendix E: How much did the U.S. know of Japanese plans? --
Appendix F: The flight to nowhere.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: Craig L. Symonds.
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The Battle of Midway in the central Pacific, on the morning of June 4, 1942, marked a dramatic turning point in the Second World War, when Allied forces seized the upper hand from the Axis powers.  Read more...

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an excellent addition to the pantheon of important literature about the transcendent American nvala victory at Midway. The Battle of Midway deserves to be read and enjoyed. Naval History Read more...

 
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