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Derailing the Tokyo Express : the naval battles for the Solomon Islands that sealed Japan's fate

Author: Jack D Coombe
Publisher: Harrisburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The savage naval battles that resulted from the American attempt to intercept the Tokyo Express and liberate the Solomons are vividly recounted in this important new work, which contends that the defeat of the Japanese in the Solomons, not the Battle of Midway, was the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coombe, Jack D.
Derailing the Tokyo Express.
Harrisburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©1991
(OCoLC)625328114
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack D Coombe
ISBN: 0811730301 9780811730303
OCLC Number: 23144127
Description: xii, 162 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Preliminary bouts --
American resolve --
Who's on first on Guadalcanal? --
Coupling up the Tokyo Express --
The imperial navy --
Nimitz's second team --
Tanaka's overture --
The battle of the Eastern Solomons --
Aftermath of the Eastern Solomons --
Ripping the Cape of Esperance --
Encounter off the Santa Cruz Islands --
First toe-to-toe off Guadalcanal --
Death struggle off Tassafaronga --
End of the line for the Tokyo Express. rc.
Responsibility: Jack D. Coombe.

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The savage naval battles that resulted from the American attempt to intercept the Tokyo Express and liberate the Solomons are vividly recounted in this important new work, which contends that the defeat of the Japanese in the Solomons, not the Battle of Midway, was the turning point of the war in the Pacific.

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