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The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle. The anthology pulls together memoirs, articles, excerpts from other Naval Institute Press books, and relevant government documents to help readers understand what happened and explain why the battle was so significant to the naval service. It also includes selections from several important Naval Institute oral histories.
From the enlisted man’s perspective to the admiral’s, for both Americans and Japanese, The Battle of Midway ensures that readers see the U.S. Navy’s greatest victory as the participants experienced it.
“A masterful, all-embracing work detailing both the American and Japanese sides of the pivotal Battle of Midway in World War II. . . . [Hone] provides an absolutely essential and exceptionally comprehensive addition to the libraries of military historians and anyone interested in a complete and superbly analyzed understanding of one of the most important naval battles ever.” —Douglas V. Smith, professor of strategy and policy, U.S. Naval War College, Historian General of the Naval Order of the United States