“All Glory is Fleeting” Prelude to Midway June 3rd 1942: The False Belief in the Surety of Victory

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As we near the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway I am reposted in some older articles about that battle. I do have to admit that while I would like to do some more new writing on the subject I am a bit tired and my research time has been consumed with other work as of late. So anyway… until tomorrow…
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The Flagship IJN Akagi

On the night of June 3rd 1942 the Japanese First Carrier Strike Force under the command of Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo sailed east toward the tiny Midway Atoll. Midway was the target of an operation designed by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto to draw out the remnants of the United States Pacific Fleet, destroy them and set the conditions for Japanese victory and the subsequent dominance of the Pacific by the Empire of Japan. Nagumo had seen many of the risks involved in the plan and considered it an “impossible and pointless operation” before the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, but even Nagumo fell in line as Yamamoto relentlessly lobbied for the operation, in spite of political opposition and opposition from the Imperial Army.

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Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo

As the First Carrier strike force closed within 300 miles of Midway on the night of June 3rd 1942 Nagumo and…

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2 responses to ““All Glory is Fleeting” Prelude to Midway June 3rd 1942: The False Belief in the Surety of Victory

  1. chadwyancko

    Thank you Parde. The summer is just starting and there’s alot out there to share with us all. Please get rested up and defiently keepp writing and posting. I will read and soak up the wisdom and add to my knowledged.

  2. Pingback: “All Glory is Fleeting” Prelude to Midway June 3rd 1942: The False Belief in the Surety of Victory | Learning My Professsion Via History

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