Battleship Victory: Principles of Sea Power in the War in the Pacific

Lundgren, Robert

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Almost seventy-five years after the Japanese sank six US battleships at Pearl Harbor, Historian Robert Lundgren provides a startling reassessment of the role of battleships in World War II. Far from “being made obsolete in a single day”, Lundgren upends the conventional wisdom by showing that the battle line was an essential tool for the exercise of seapower all the way to V-J Day. Indeed, he argues, the Japanese Navy’s undue reliance on aircraft carriers alone was a key factor in its loss o