Pride of Royal Navy, HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales, sunk by Japanese in wake of Pearl Harbor, 10 December 1941

HMS Prince of Wales arriving at Singapore, 4 December 1941HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales were attacked by Japanese aircraft off the coast of Malaya on 10 December 1941, just days after their devastating raid on the US base at Pearl Harbor. Repulse and Prince of Wales became the first capital ships to be sunk solely by air power on the open sea. Continue reading “Pride of Royal Navy, HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales, sunk by Japanese in wake of Pearl Harbor, 10 December 1941”

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The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service

The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service goes beyond the normal historical accounts and explores the aircraft, ships and personnel that shaped the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service from its origins in the late 19th century to its demise in 1945.

Through vivid accounts of the air and sea battles that raged across the Pacific the book illustrates how the United States re-established its military dominance and finally dropped the world’s first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

A detailed history of the events that led to Japan’s audacious attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and the bloody conflict that followed. “Extremely well-written narrative history.” Aviation News

“The book is a definite must for anyone interested in Japanese aircraft development.” Warships International Fleet Review

 

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For VJ Day – “US Bombers Avenge Pearl Harbor”

Just four months after Japan’s attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Colonel ‘James’ Doolittle, a noted aviator in his own right, led a daring bombing raid on Tokyo. Continue reading “For VJ Day – “US Bombers Avenge Pearl Harbor””