Twenty key battles are presented in vivid detail and analyzed in terms of the combatants' preparation, flaws in planning, mistakes made, and lessons learned. The contributions and shortcomings of the various navies and airforces involved in each battle are explained fully and fairly by a former captain in the Australian Navy who participated in some of the actions described. Such an approach provides the reader with an excellent understanding of not only the historical background to the adversarial relationship between ships and aircraft, but also its present status and its likely developments.
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David Hamer has made a great job telling the history of carrier operations during WWII precisely and easy read.