Fortnight of Infamy: The Collapse of Allied Airpower West of Pearl Harbor (Hardback)
  • Fortnight of Infamy: The Collapse of Allied Airpower West of Pearl Harbor (Hardback)
zoom

Fortnight of Infamy: The Collapse of Allied Airpower West of Pearl Harbor (Hardback)

(author)
£32.95
Hardback 380 Pages / Published: 30/09/2013
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
While America was preoccupied with the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, an even greater tragedy was unfolding across Southeast Asia. From Wake Island to Burma, the Empire of Japan opened the largest front in the history of warfare: an aircraft-driven invasion of colonial possessions throughout the Far East that crumbled the entire Western imperial legacy of the nineteenth-century. Events during the first two weeks of battle set the stage for the greatest military defeats America and Great Britain would suffer during any conflict.

This book offers the first comprehensive overview of the collapse of Allied air forces during the period between December 8 and 24, 1941. Written for a wide audience, it gives readers both a cockpit view of the desperate actions that took place and an understanding of why such heavy losses occurred. The narrative account includes enough detail and analysis to hold the interest of serious students of Pacific War aviation and enough exciting descriptions of air combat to attract those with little knowledge of the subject.

Explaining how and why the Japanese were able to win a quick victory, John Burton points to U.S. failures in the concepts for employment of airpower and a significant underestimation of Japanese ""air-mindedness"" and aviation capabilities, failures that resulted in the loss or surrender of more than 200,000 troops at Bataan and Singapore.

Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781591140962
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Everyone who is interested in this controversy needs to read this book..." - Naval Historical Foundation

You may also be interested in...

Barbarossa
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Shortest History of War
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Fake History
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Anarchy
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Moth and the Mountain
Added to basket
The Lion House
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Border Wars
Added to basket
The Irish Difference
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Northerners
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Madhouse at the End of the Earth
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Red Prince
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.