Disaster in the Pacific: New Light on the Battle of Savo Island

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In the early morning hours of 9th August 1942, a Japanese task force moved into the Solomon Islands and unleashed a barrage of shells and torpedoes on US and Allied naval ships, sinking four cruisers and killing more than 1,000 sailors. In examining every aspect of this story, Denis and Peggy Warner tell a tale of Japanese mastery of surprise, night fighting and unbelievable unpreparedness and bungling on the part of the Allies. This book answers many questions about the disaster that have never before been addressed. The ...

Disaster in the Pacific: New Light on the Battle of Savo Island 1992, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9780870212567

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