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Midway 1942: Turning point in the Pacific (Campaign, nr. 226)

De (autor) Ilustrat de Howard Gerrard
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 10 Sep 2010

In 1993 Osprey Publishing released the 30th volume in its now legendary Campaign series, entitled, Midway 1942: Turning Point in the Pacific. Now, 17 years later, Osprey brings readers up-to-date with the latest scholarship on this important Pacific War battle of World War II (1939-1945).

The new edition clarifies many of the myths of the battle. For example:

- the contention that the Americans were outnumbered (overall true, but not where it mattered between the two carrier forces)

- that the Aleutians operation was a diversion for the Midway operation

- that the sacrifice of the American torpedo bombers was a key to victory

- that the battle resulted in high Japanese aircrew losses

- that the battle was a victory of superior intelligence

- that the battle was the decisive battle of the Pacific War (Guadalcanal was a much more strategically important victory for the Americans)

Campaign 226 gives an accurate order of battle for both sides. It provides a detailed description and critique of the Japanese plan and describes how it had a profound influence on the outcome of the battle. It also provides a fresh description and analysis of the weapons, aircrew, and doctrine of the opposing carrier air arms. The new book has a complete set of new pictures which are keyed to the narrative.

Osprey's crack cartography team has provided three brand-new 3-D "birds-eye-view maps" that help readers visualize the air war like never before. And war illustrator, Howard Gerrard, has turned in three stunning new 2-page battle scenes depicting the attack on the USS Yorktown by Hiryu torpedo planes, the attack on Hiryu by American dive-bombers, and the US attack of Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781846035012
ISBN-10: 1846035015
Pagini: 96
Ilustrații: 63 b/w; 11 col
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 8 mm
Greutate: 0.31 kg
Ediția: Rev ed.
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria Campaign

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in history from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. He is also the author of several wargames.Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a large number of books for Osprey. Howard lives and works in Kent.

Cuprins

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing fleets /Opposing plans /The battle of Midway /The aftermath /Further reading /Index