Read: The 22nd in our Historical Monographs series studies three major naval operations of World War II. These three, initiated by imperial Japan, resulted in the battles of the Coral Sea, Midway/Aleutians, and the Philippine Sea. Along with ample background on geographic and strategic context, Dr. Vego gives detailed accounts of the unfolding actions, utilizing much primary-source material from American and Japanese archives. Finally, and most valuably, he identifies lessons learned for naval operational art—lessons of more than historical interest for today’s U.S. Navy.
Major Fleet-versus-Fleet Operations in the Pacific War, 1941–1945 is now available from the Government Publishing Office online bookstore.
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