Midway, Dauntless Victory by Peter C. Smith
Fresh Perspectives on America's Seminal Naval Victory of World War II

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This is an in-depth study of the battle of Midway that reviews the many previous accounts and compares their accuracy and veracity with fresh documentation that has been released recently, including new material on the post-war analysis made by a US select committee. There are new viewpoints on the muddle among the US Admirals; the total failure of the USAAF, despite elaborate claims; fresh thinking on the part played by the US Navy Dauntless dive-bombers in the action; the mystery of the carrier Saratoga's presence; Hollywood's totally wrong take on the battle in all the films since made about it. Also, included are new eyewitness accounts the author has obtained and information from Japanese sources that has never been previously published. The lengthy Appendices will include statistical details of the ships, the planes and the men.

About Peter C. Smith

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Peter Smith is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His books include Explaining Chaos (1998) and An Introduction to Formal Logic (2003), and he is a former editor of the journal Analysis.
Published March 25, 2008 by Pen & Sword. 358 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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The last time I picked up a book on the Battle of Midway, it was Jon Parshall and Tony Tully's Shattered Sword.

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