Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Strategies, February to June 1942

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The second part of H. P. Willmott's three-volume history of the war in the Pacific, this work tells how Japan arrived at a situation in which war with the United States was the only means of ensuring long-term security and resolving her immediate problems of access to raw materials and of an unwinnable war in China. Totally balanced in presentation, the book also explains the basis of Allied miscalculations and provides explanations of the defeats that overwhelmed American, British, and Dutch forces throughout ...
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Overview


The second part of H. P. Willmott's three-volume history of the war in the Pacific, this work tells how Japan arrived at a situation in which war with the United States was the only means of ensuring long-term security and resolving her immediate problems of access to raw materials and of an unwinnable war in China. Totally balanced in presentation, the book also explains the basis of Allied miscalculations and provides explanations of the defeats that overwhelmed American, British, and Dutch forces throughout Southeast Asia in a little more than three months. Willmott argues that it was Japan's concentration and economy of force that contributed to its success in that early campaign. It was a later decision to disperse forces over a large area, he says, that resulted in Japan's loss of the Coral Sea and Midway battles and ultimately the entire war. The book's stunning assessment of those battles offers insights and interpretations that continue to be discussed, twenty-five years after it was first published.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591149491
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 616
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author


H. P. Willmott, a member of the Royal Historical Society, has written more than a dozen books on modern naval and military subjects, including the final work in his trilogy, Grave of a Dozen Schemes, and the critically acclaimed history of the Second World War, The Great Crusade. He holds a doctorate from London University and has taught military history at institutions in both Great Britain and the United States.
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Table of Contents


Maps     ix
Preface     xi
The Japanese Situation     1
The Barrier or ...     3
... the Javelin?     35
MORYALMI: The Schlieffen Plan of the Pacific War     81
The Allied Situation     121
The Allies and the Southwest Pacific     123
Operation Magic and the Allied Deployment for the Battle of the Coral Sea     171
The Battle of the Coral Sea     201
The Preliminaries to Battle     203
The Carrier Contacts     225
The Reckoning and the Withdrawals     273
The Battle of Midway     289
Operation Magic and the American Deployment for the Battle of Midway     291
Approach to Contact     344
Contact     370
Miscalculations     395
Mortal Wounds     421
Three Against One     431
Dusk and Dust     470
The Final Exchanges     485
Final Perspectives     511
Final Perspectives     513
Nominal Orders of Battle of the Imperial Japanese and U.S. Navies Between 7 December 1941 and 2 September 1945     525
The Fate of the Anglo-American Combined Fleet     531
Source Notes     533
Bibliography     569
General Index     577
Index of Ships     590
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