Battle of Midway

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After Japan's devastating attack on U.S. forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, it seemed the Japanese ruled the seas. The United States, determined to stop Japan from expanding its empire, entered World warll.In June 1942, as a massive Japanese force bore down on the islands of Midway, U.S. ships waited in ambush. There, U.S. and Japanese leaders Played a deadly game of chess, using new technologies and strategies to try to wipe out the opposing navy once and for all. The battle would set the tone for the rest of ...

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Overview

After Japan's devastating attack on U.S. forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, it seemed the Japanese ruled the seas. The United States, determined to stop Japan from expanding its empire, entered World warll.In June 1942, as a massive Japanese force bore down on the islands of Midway, U.S. ships waited in ambush. There, U.S. and Japanese leaders Played a deadly game of chess, using new technologies and strategies to try to wipe out the opposing navy once and for all. The battle would set the tone for the rest of World warII's Pacitic campaign.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612280783
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Series: Technologies and Strategies in Battle Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,014,684
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Attack! 4

Fyi: The Japanese Zero 13

Chapter Two

Code Breakers 14

Fyi: Radio Transmissions and Codes 19

Chapter Three

Naval Maneuvers 20

Fyi: Submarines at Midway 25

Chapter Four

Risk and Retribution 26

Fyi: Radar 33

Chapter Five

Resounding Victory 34

Fyi: Aircraft Carriers 41

Chronology of the Battle of Midway 42

History of U.S.-Japanese Relations 43

Chapter Notes 44

Further Reading 45

Books 45

Works Consulted 45

On the Internet 46

Glossary 47

Index 48

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