Pacific Carrier War


03 March 2022
Pacific Carrier War by Mark E Stille Pacific Carrier War by Mark E Stille

Following on from Mark Stille’s look at the US Navy, here’s a more action-packed book in the same vein, covering the carrier war in the Pacific. Printed on superb quality paper again, with lots of photos, this covers the ships, aircraft and men to set the scene, along with a general report on the first six month of sea based action after Pearl Harbor. Then we get to the chapters describing the big clashes, the carriers in the Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Here the text comes alive with engaging descriptions of how each side jockeyed for position and then the fighting itself.

With maps showing the location for the clashes and movement of forces, plus photos from the battles themselves, this is a quality publication and a gripping read.

  • Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN 978-1-4728-2633-6
  • 308 pages. Hardback. £30


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