Shattered Sword

Shattered Sword

The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway

Book - 2005
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"Making extensive use of untapped Japanese primary sources, including Imperial Navy operational records never before used by Western authors, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully reconstruct the actual sequence of the critical events of June 4, 1942, looking afresh at the decisions of the U.S and Japanese commanders, and placing them within the seldom-understood context of the Imperial Navy's doctrine and technology. Readable and filled with insights and reassessments, Shattered Sword is the first substantive contribution to our understanding of the Battle of Midway in more than a generation. With a foreword by a leading World War II naval historian John Lundstrom, it will become an indispensable part of any military history buff's library."--Jacket.
"The Battle of Midway turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange's Miracle at Midway, comes a myth-smashing new interpretation of this great naval engagement."
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2005]
ISBN: 9781574889239
Branch Call Number: 940.5426 PARSHAL
Characteristics: xxvi, 613 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Tully, Anthony P. 1961-


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Apr 21, 2017

if you are interested in WW-II history and the battles, this is a must read. The authors gives both sides of the battle story and even refute some war stories that writers told during the war for the public's consumption. they really provide facts to support what they are telling. information from battle reports written by both sides and get stories from people who was in the battle. Todays snowflakes would not have showed up and if they did, would have ran away quickly. What a generation!

Dec 30, 2014

A very good book using information from Japanese records. It explores many of the myths surrounding the battle. For anyone who has studied the battle, this is a must read to correct previous errors in history


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