Miracle at Midway

Miracle at Midway

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The Battle of Midway was perhaps the most significant naval battle since Trafalgar. With the infamy of Pearl Harbor still fresh in minds, the men of the US Pacific Fleet waited for the Japanese Imperial Navy at Miday Island. This time the element of surprise had shifted, and the American forces became victors in the battle that marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific. This text brings together eyewitness accounts from the men who commanded and the men who fought on both sides. The narrative takes the reader into the thick of the action and shows exactly how American strategies and decisions led to victory and the defeat of the Japanese navy.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 36mm | 546g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations, index
  • 0141390999
  • 9780141390994

Table of contents

A breath of fresh air; we should occupy midway; a shiver over Japan; one touch of an armoured sleeve; the expected and constant threat; required to aim at two hares; there was no rest; can you hold midway?; an admiral's admiral; the moment of fulfilment; the principle of calculated risk; on a major mission; constant vigilance has to be maintained; not the least doubt about a victory; the clock was running ever faster; in high spirits and full of confidence; take off for attack!; extra luck riding with us; even the midst of the Pacific is small; this was to be the day of days; hawks at angels twelve; there is need for a second attack; a complete failure; there they are!; the Japanese were not as yet checked; what the hell is headquarters doing?; at last they have come; they were almost wiped out; a burning hell; a calamity like this; we, with "Hiryu" alone; determined to sink an enemy ship; don't let another day like this come to us again!; there is no hope; I will apologize to the emperor; why should I not sleep soundly?; I trembled with great sorrow; a sober and sickening sight; midway to our objective; analysis - Japan - "a mass of chaos"; analysis - United States - brilliance "shot with luck"; the meaning of midway - forty years later.
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About Gordon W. Prange

The late Professor Gordon W Prange was born in 1910, served in the US Naval Reserve during WWII and became Professor at the University of Maryland until his death. His books include the best-selling At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor: The Final Verdict and Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring.
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