['The Most Dangerous Moment of the War': Japan's Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942] EBOOK NEW
He sunken British cruisers And this is the books weakness It is written by an enthusiast rather than by a historian and acks depth I also found his writing style to be uite weak The Indian Ocean is often treated as a footnote to the history of World War 2 but
events there were critical to allied success it there were critical to Allied success It refreshing to read an account of one of the most important yet ittle known events of the war This book is informative interesting and entertaining Highly recommended A sadly disjointed repetitive effort While reasonably 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 ogical presentation A most close call FOR THE ROYAL NAVY IT WAS THE END OF the Royal Navy it was the end of hegemony I find it strange that in the UK the Air Force was flying useless sweeps across northern France and yet such a imited number of modern fighters to oppose the IJN in Ceylon. Cious battles that followed the British ost 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 and many personal experiences to bring this episode of the war to ifeWWII TodayAbsolutely enthralling Books MonthlyWell researched a balanced view of men acting under the stress of war during a critical time WWII Histo.
John Clancy ☆ 0 DOWNLOADThis book could have been so much better The Japanese raid into the Indian Ocean in early 1942 has had very ittle written about it and this book should and could have redressed the balance The author seems to have gathered most of the salient facts but has not presented them well to the reader The style of writing is somewhat amateurish and the story does not flow in a ogical seuence He flits about seemingly at random Another
reviewer has summed it up well by stating that the authorhas summed it up well by stating that the author an enthusiast rather than a historianThe sinking of the Cornwall Dorsetshire and Hermes are covered almost in haste with anecdotal stories from survivors presented separately rather than being woven into the narrativeAlthough Churchill may have uttered the words of the title that in his opinion this raid was The most dangerous Moment of the War I suspect most historians would take issue with the statement historians would take issue with the statement were probably far serious issues ongoing in early 1942A decent book that could have been so very much better LITTLE KNOWN BATTLE ONCE AGAIN ADMIRAL NAGUMO DROPPED THE BALL WHEN HE HAD WON THE BATTLE THE JAPANESE SHOULD HAVE GONE. A well detailed account of the World War II raid which badly stung the Royal Navy but which the Japanese failed to exploit to a strategic advantageSeapowerIn early April 1942 a ittle 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 only 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. .
FOR CEYLON RATHER THAN NEW GUINEA IT WAS wide and would have been much more OPEN AND HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE THAN NEW GUINEA LUCKY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE ALLIES THAT THEY ONLY PLANNED THIS AS A RAID NOT AN INVASION OUR SIDE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN DEEP TROUBLETHE BOOK IS NOT VERY THICK AND COULD HAVE BEEN MORE DETAILED BUT IT GETS THE IDEA ACROSS NICELY This book covers a ittle known chapter of the Pacific war when the Japanese fleet ventured west to neutralisze the British fleet and hopefully for them inflict another Pearl Harbour But it was not as the title suggests and as Winston Churchill said the most dangerous moment of the war Far from it The japanese never intended to invade Ceylon They were too thinly stretched for that and even had they inflicted a much heavier toll on British ships in the Indian Ocean it would have had ittle bearing on the war in that part of the worldClancy s book is interesting for it s coverage of the events that took place something that it s hard to find coverage of elsewhere It is coloured a ittle and perhaps exagerrated in significance by the fact that his father was one of the sailors on one of Wn the Churchill governmentHaving crippled the American fleet at
Pearl Harbor the Japanese turned their sights on the British Eastern Fleet based at Ceylon OccupationHarbor the Japanese turned their sights on the British Eastern Fleet based at Ceylon Occupation Ceylon now Sri Lanka would not only provide the Japanese a springboard into India but also control of the essential convoy routes to Europe and the Western Desert And aside from the British Eastern Fleet the Indian Ocean ay undefendedIn April 1942 a Japanese fleet ed by six aircraft carriers four battleships and thirty other ships sailed into the Bay of Bengal In the fero. ,