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The battle off Midway Island
An account of the June, 1942, air battle between American and Japanese forces which proved a decisive defeat for the Japanese and the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
|Statement||Theodore Taylor ; illustrated by Andrew Glass|
|Series||The Great sea battles of World War II -- 1, An Avon flare book, Flare Original NonFiction, Avon/Flare, Flare NonFiction|
|Contributions||Glass, Andrew, 1949- ill, Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)|
|LC Classifications||CPB Box no. 928 vol. 24|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||141 p. :|
|Number of Pages||141|
|LC Control Number||2011658658|
The Battle of Midway was one of the most important battles of World War II. It was the turning point of the war in the Pacific between the United States and Japan. The battle took place over four days between June 4th and June 7th in stage was an air attack, meant to prepare Midway Island for a future landing by Japanese forces. The attacking Japanese planes took off from a group of four aircraft carriers that were leading the assault on Midway. American air defenses were waiting and managed to fight off the air Size: 2MB.
Battle of Midway - World War II. A History from Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles, Book 7) to place the American carriers where they would catch the Japanese off guard as they prepared to launch air strikes on Midway Island. The legacy of the Battle of Midway; And much more! After the Battle of Midway, the Japanese were forced into. Seventy-five years ago, Midway Atoll, a tiny point midway between the U.S. and Japan, was the site of an air-sea battle that changed the course of the war in the Pacific.
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Theodore Taylor's "The Battle Off Midway Island" is what one would expect from a seasoned journalist who had served as a Merchant Marine and a Navy officer in two wars. It is crisply written with an obvious knowledge of sea battles.4/5(3). The Battle Off Midway Island was a battle between some of the greatest military minds of World War Two.
The main characters were the two admirals were American Admiral Nimitz and Japanese Admiral Yamamoto. Below Yamamoto, Nagumo was also a main leader of the battle. The The battle off Midway Island book is known as The Battle of Midway.
This, however, is misleading/5. This book is the best book I have ever read on the battle of Midway. The book starts with the Pearl Harbor story and goes all the way through to the battle of Midway with a series of appendices including a fascinating one detailing all the major participants and what happened to them after the battle.
The author writes clearly and concisely/5(). The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place on 4–7 Junesix months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.
The United States Navy under Admirals Chester W. Nimitz, Frank J. Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under Admirals Location: Midway Atoll, 28°12′N °21′W /.
For anyone at all interested in the Battle of Midway, the Pacific War or the Navy, this is a must read." —The Washington Times.
Selected as a Best Book of by Military History Quarterly "Deeply researched, shrewdly argued, and powerfully narrated, The Battle of Midway is a superb work of the historian's craft. It easily takes its place as /5(33).
The Battle of Midway was an epic WWII clash between the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy that played out six months after the attack. Get this from a library. The battle off Midway Island. [Theodore Taylor; Andrew Glass] -- An account of the June,air battle between American and Japanese forces which proved a decisive defeat for the Japanese and the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
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The Battle off Samar has been cited by Location: East of Samar Island. The core of the book focuses on events leading up to the battle and the battle itself, with a separate section examining how others have interpreted the battle’s often desperate engagements.
When the U.S. Navy stopped the Japanese steamroller off Midway Island, it not only turned the progress of the war but set the Navy’s foundation for. The battle off Midway Island is one of the most interesting battles of the entire Second World War, because it could easily have gone the other way.
Taylor does an excellent job of setting the stage for the battle, providing the historical context as well as explaining the course of the battle.5/5(1). The Battle off Midway Island (The Great Sea Battles of World War II) By Theodore Taylor.
Avon Books. September ISBN: Review by Devin Poore. In grade school we had book fairs, where they’d set up a room in the school like a library, fill the shelves with brand new paperbacks, and let us students browse and take one book of our.
The Battle of Midway by Craig Symonds is an excellent addition to the Pivotal Moments in American History series. This book provides a critical look at the time between Pearl Harbor and just after the Battle of Midway where America was finding its way against the combined fleet of the Japanese Navy/5.
The Battle of Midway, by Craig L. Symonds, Oxford University Press, New York,$ The June Battle of Midway was one of the most consequential engagements of World War II.
In this new history author Symonds describes it as “the most complete naval victory since Trafalgar.”. The Battle off Midway Island (Great Sea Battles of WWII Ser., Bk.
I) by Taylor, Theodore and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Battle off Midway Island 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews. Anonymous: More than 1 year ago: The beginning of the book mostly describes how we were preparing for the Japanese to attack us cause of the early attack on pearl harbor.
Some of the major points in the book were just of the major attacks or naval raids of the Japanese.3/5(1). Subject: #45 - MIDWAY islands battle - June 4, Mon pm BII was flown by a buntaicho, Lt.
Masaji Suganami, and was part of the attack force on Midway island. INFO CREDIT: “Senshi Sosho“, volume #43 and book Shattered Sword. The Battle of Midway was a naval engagement between the U.S. and Japan that took place in the waters off Midway Island in June The crucial part of the fighting occurred over about eight hours during which U.S.
aircraft destroyed all four Japanese aircraft carriers involved in the battle/5(36). The Battle of Midway in June of was one of the most important naval battles in world history and a turning point in the Second World War.
Between June 4 and 7, aircraft from aircraft carriers Enterprise, Yorktown, and Hornet of the U.S. Navy’s Task Forces 16 and 17 ambushed and sank the Imperial Japanese Navy’s carrier force that.
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Books to : The Battle of Midway marked the first decisive victory for American forces in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Following six months of bad news that began with Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, which kicks off the film, Midway was the first significant step in a three-year campaign to defeat Japan.
The Battle of Midway was fought from June 4th until June 7th, between the United States and the Empire of Japan. It took place at the Midway Atoll as part of the Pacific Theater of World War 2 ()and became one of the critical battles of all of the Second World War for both sides.Definitely this one.
I am so impressed with this book, that I have give 3 as gifts to fellow amateur students of the war, and 2 more, one to my grandson, a newly graduated Marine, and one to my son, a 19 year Navy vet, 9 as an officer. Incredibly.John Ford’s -The Battle Of Midway Film.
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