|The Pacific Naval War 1941 – 1945|
|Friday, 13 January 2012 13:43|
Author: David Wragg
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
From Baird Maritime
At last, a naval history of the Pacific War that is not entirely American or Japanese centric.The author, a noted and very experienced naval historian has produced an all encompassing and well balanced overview of the naval action in the Pacific during World War Two.
While no one doubts that American forces did most of the “heavy lifting” in the Pacific, the fact is that there were significant contributions from other nations. They included Australian, British, Dutch, French, Indian and New Zealand forces.
This book puts those efforts into better perspective than many American histories produced to date. The author also lists a number of interesting and well thought-out “what ifs” about the war.
Quite, but not completely comprehensive, the author, for example, neglects to mention the naval aspects of Japan’s first defeat on land at Milne Bay, it is still a good overall record of an enormously important part of the world’s naval history.
Ordering information:Pen & Sword Books Barnsley, UK. Web: www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
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