World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: A Chapter of History

More than a month had passed since Midway, and the pattern of the greatest and probably the most decisive naval battle since Jutland still lay in the public mind like an ill-matched jigsaw puzzle, confused and without fit. At last the Navy issued its official report, and the pieces dropped into their places.

The Navy's communiqué was a model of frankness, a relatively complete and orderly account. It was also proof that the Navy's crack COMINCH, Admiral Ernest Joseph King, had determined to make an honest effort to give the people the...

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