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One of the most important naval battles in history, Midway marked a crucial turning point in the war in the Pacific. With a fleet that had dominated this theater since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese anticipated certain victory against the US forces. Outgunned and under strength, the US Navy nevertheless had superior intelligence that cracked the code well before the battle's onset: the Japanese ambush did not come as a surprise. From July 4-7, 1942, the US dealt a devastating blow to the Imperial Japanese Fleet, sinking four irreplaceable aircraft carriers, and clearing the way for the island-hopping US counterattack. Characterized by espionage, daring, luck, and extreme heroism on both sides, the story of Midway is vividly retold in compelling graphic novel format. This book also includes eight pages of authoritative information, placing the battle in its historical context, describing the key players, and its build-up and aftermath.
In comic book format, describes the battle, including U.S. and Japanese strategy, early Japanese confidence, and the ultimate American victory that ended the Japanese offensive and presaged the country's ultimate defeat.
About the Author
Steve White worked for Marvel UK on such comics as The Real Ghostbusters, Thundercats, Transformers, Action Force and The Punisher. Comic writing credits include Rogue Trooper and Black Light and Flesh: Chronicide, for 2000 AD. He currently works for Titan Publishing, and has edited Modesty Blaise, Dan Dare, Wallace & Gromit Comic and Best of the Simpsons. He lives and works in London. The author lives in London, UK.