By Jon Parshall
Many think of the conflict of halfway to have grew to become the tide of the Pacific struggle. it really is with no query the most recognized battles in background. Now, for the 1st time on account that Gordon W. Prange’s bestselling Miracle at Midway, Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully supply a brand new interpretation of this nice naval engagement. not like prior money owed, Shattered Sword makes wide use of jap fundamental assets. It additionally corrects the numerous mistakes of Mitsuo Fuchida’s Midway: The conflict That Doomed Japan, an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted each earlier Western account. It hence forces an immense, very likely debatable reevaluation of the good conflict. The authors research the conflict intimately and without problems position it in the context of the Imperial Navy’s doctrine and expertise. With a foreword by way of best WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, Shattered Sword turns into an integral a part of any army buff’s library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman booklet Award for the "Best ebook in U.S. Naval History" and brought up by means of Proceedings as one among its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005.
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Even securing the northern portion of the country would create a beachhead on the Allies’ most important remaining bastion in the South Pacific. The Japanese were well aware that Australia figured prominently in America’s calculations. There were indications that the United States intended to use it as a jumping off point for operations in the south. Capturing their base would preempt these operations. Indeed, Admiral Nagumo’s raid against Darwin was launched partly with such a goal in mind. 11 It was also advocated by the fiery Vice Admiral Inoue Shigeyoshi, an airpower visionary and now the current commander of the Navy’s Fourth Fleet (headquartered at Truk), which had authority over operations in the southern region.
Nagumo had been a member of the militaristic Fleet Faction, which opposed the treaty as if it were a national hemlock. Given that Yamamoto’s life had been threatened by extremist members of the Fleet Faction, it can be safely speculated that each man loathed the other. Yamamoto could not have been happy that it was Nagumo who was put in charge of First Air Fleet when it was formed in April 1941. This new entity, which concentrated all the large flight decks in the fleet into a single tactical unit, needed to be commanded by a vice admiral.
His ambitions to have his two sons follow him into the Navy were destined for disappointment. Nagumo was all business and rarely joked at home, seemingly always consumed with the concerns of a career Navy officer. He was often at sea, leaving his three children for long periods of time. To his junior officers, he often appeared friendly, evincing the sort of fatherly familiarity that his own son apparently rarely saw. He was always willing to lend them a helping hand and provide advice. He was also given to delegating responsibility to younger men, sometimes too much so.