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'The Most Dangerous Moment of the War': Japan's Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942

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A sadly disjointed epetitive effort While easonably detailed it is hard to discern the context of some events due to the fragmented narrative Some nice fragments of first person accounts though It is also very similar to the much earlier book whose title it echoes The Most Dangerous Moment The Japanese Assault of Ceylon 1942 by Michael Tomlinson though Tomlinson s book is a vastly polished logical presentation This book could have been so much be. A well detailed account of the World War II aid which badly stung the Royal Navy "But Which The Japanese "which the Japanese well detailed account of the World War II aid which badly stung the Royal Navy but which the Japanese failed exploit to a strategic advantageSeapowerIn early April 1942 a little known episode of World War II took place Said by Sir Winston Churchill to be the most dangerous moment of the war the japanese made their of the war the Japanese made their major offensive westwards into the Indian Ocean As historian Sir Arthur Bryant said A Japanese naval victory in April 1942 would have given Japan total control of the Indian Ocean isolated the Middle East and brought do. .
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Indian Ocean early 1942 has had very little written about it and this book should had very little written about it and this book should could have edressed the balance The author seems to have gathered most of the salient facts but has not presented them well to the eader The style of writing is somewhat amateurish and the story does not flow in a logical seuence He flits about seemingly at A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned random Anothereviewer has summed it up well by stating that the author. " Wn The Churchill "Wn the Churchill crippled the American fleet at Pearl Harbor the Japanese turned their sights on the British Eastern Fleet based at Ceylon Occupation of Ceylon now Sri Lanka would not only provide the Japanese a springboard into India but also control of the essential convoy outes to Europe and the Western Desert And aside from the British Eastern Fleet the Indian Ocean lay undefendedIn April 1942 a Japanese fleet led by six aircraft carriers four battleships and thirty other ships sailed into the Bay of Bengal In the fero. .
Is an enthusiast ather than a historianThe sinking of the Cornwall Dorsetshire and Hermes are covered almost in haste with anecdotal stories from survivo The Indian Ocean #is often treated as a footnote to the history of World War 2 but events there were critical #often treated as a footnote to the history of World War 2 but events there were critical Allied success It is efreshing to The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field read an account of one of the most important yet little known events of the war This book is informative interesting and entertaining Highlyecommende. Cious battles that followed the British lost a carrier two heavy cruisers and many other ships; however the Japanese eventually turned back never to sail against India again John Clancy whose father survived the sinking of HMS Cornwall during the battle masterfully combines the strategic overview the tactical decision making during the battle masterfully combines the strategic overview the tactical decision making many personal experiences to bring this episode of the war to lifeWWII TodayAbsolutely enthralling Books MonthlyWell The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division researched a balanced view of men acting under the stress of war during a critical time WWII Histo.