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The Shame of Savo: Anatomy of a Naval Disaster

Loxton, Bruce; Chris Coulthard-Clark

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ISBN 10: 1557507635 / ISBN 13: 9781557507631
Published by Naval Institute Press, 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Tight, clean and crisp. A faint hint of shelf wear, otherwise Fine. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy now protected in a new Mylar cover. ; 1.2 x 8.8 x 6.1 Inches; 319 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 21236

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Title: The Shame of Savo: Anatomy of a Naval ...

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

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A forensic investigation of the Battle of Savo Island where in August of 1942 Japanese strike forces snuck up on heavily guarded allied cruisers and destroyed four ships, sinking two of them. Loxton, wounded during the battle, exposes some of the myths surrounding this monumental defeat through an examination of American, Japanese, and Australian records, concluding with a "verdict" that cuts through naval misinformation and explains how such an event could have occurred. The writing conveys the single minded passion which the author follows to discover the truth of a military defeat which, because of his involvement, became a life obsession. Includes maps, diagrams, and illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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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.

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