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Synopsis: For more than half a century, an air of innuendo, accusation and mystery has surrounded the Battle of Savo Island, fought off the southern Solomon Islands during the early morning hours of 9 August 1942. How was it that a powerful group of Allied cruisers had been surprised and almost annihilated by a Japanese striking force obliged to travel hundreds of miles through waters patrolled by Allied reconnaissance aircraft? And why - given the overwhelming air strength available to the Allies due to the presence of their aircraft carriers - were the Japanese able to escape afterwards practically unscathed, leaving more than a thousand Allied seamen dead in their wake? Who was to blame - if anyone was to blame - for such a monumental disaster? In this brilliant study, written by a retired senior Ausutralian naval officer, many of the myths and misunderstandings concerning this important naval action have been exposed and corrected. Bruce Loxton, then a midshipman, was seriously wounded on the bridge of HMAS Canberra when that heavy cruiser was disabled during the opening stages of the battle. For him, reaching the truth of this affair became the passionate culmination of a lo
About the Author: Chris Coulthard-Clark is one of Australia's leading historians in the field of Australian defence history. Bruce Loxton retired as a commodore in 1978 having commanded three ships and served, amongst other positions, as Director of Naval Intelligence and Australian Naval Attache, Washington.
Title: The Shame of Savo: Anatomy of a Naval ...
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Book Description Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1997. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Clean, tight, unmarked. Light wear bottom edge of back cover.// shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 001030
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