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The shame of Savo : anatomy of a naval disaster

Author: Bruce Loxton; C D Coulthard-Clark
Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback ed.]View all editions and formats
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This text explores the personalities and events associated with the disastrous night of 9 August 1942, when a Japanese cruiser force surprised an Allied fleet off Savo Island.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Loxton; C D Coulthard-Clark
ISBN: 1864482869 9781864482867
OCLC Number: 38759272
Description: xxvii, 319 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Illustrations Maps and diagrams Acknowledgments Abbreviations Glossary Introduction 1. The Pacific War to July 1942 2. The Allies plan to strike back 3. The Expeditionary Force and its commanders 4. The air reconnaissance problem 5. A feeling of superiority 6. The communications setting 7. New urgency to the timetable 8. Preliminary moves 9. Planning of night dispositions 10. Watchtower launched 11. Precipitate withdrawal of the carriers 12. Japanese reactions 13. Allied failures of detection 14. Air Force scapegoats? 15. The communications factor 16. The Japanese penetrate the sound undetected 17. Canberra's ordeal 18. Friendly fire? 19. Actions of the southern group survivors 20. Annihilation of the Vincennes group 21. After the deluge 22. A sort of ghastly situation 23. The verdict Appendices Endnotes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Bruce Loxton with Chris Coulthard-Clark.

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