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About the Digest
Specifications: These are gate-folded (meaning there are six pages in total), full color, with text, maps, images, all gloss laminated and of very high quality. They are especially useful in the field, and for newer readers in the area. If you would like to try one with FREE shipping, just give us a call!
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After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, it seemed nothing could stop Japanese offensive momentum in the Pacific. A string of victories and territorial conquests fueled optimism and confidence throughout Japan. But the U.S. Pacific Fleet was still a problem they had to solve. To complete its destruction and prevent further interference with Japan’s expansion plans, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto devised a plan to surprise U.S. forces by seizing Midway ‒ key strategic terrain that Japanese naval leaders were certain the U.S. would contest. The plan was designed to force the weakened U.S. fleet into battle.
Learn how a bold U.S. Navy admiral, Chester Nimitz, using good intelligence, and the skill and bravery of his subordinate commanders, aviators, sailors, and Marines, turned the great Japanese “trap” into a stunning American victory ‒ one that would dramatically alter the course of the war.
The Battle Digest summary includes all the key aspects of the campaign and battle, including maps, images, and lessons learned.
Christopher J. Petty is a retired Army Brigadier General, a graduate of West Point, and the U.S. Army War College. His career spanned multiple commands, including combat operations during the Iraq "Surge" and a NATO command in Bosnia. Chris's unique blend of three decades of military experience, the love of history, and a passion for understanding the timeless lessons of war, make Battle Digest a unique, time-saving, and powerful resource.