The Battle of Midway: 5 of 8: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy's Greatest Victory, by Thomas C. Hone (Editor)

May 17, 2019, 03:03 AM

Photo: Midway Atoll, several months before the battle. Eastern Island (with the airfield) is in the foreground, and the larger Sand Island is in the background to the west.

 Unknown - U.S. Navy photo 80-G-451086

Aerial photograph of Midway Atoll, looking just south of west across the southern side of the atoll, 24 November 1941. Eastern Island, then the site of Midway's airfield, is in the foreground. Sand Island, location of most other base facilities, is across the entrance channel.

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File:Aerial view of Midway Atoll on 24 November 1941 (80-G-451086).jpg

Created: 24 November 1941date QS:P571,+1941-11-24T00:00:00Z/11

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The Battle of Midway: 5 of 8: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy's Greatest Victory, by Thomas C. Hone (Editor)

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The Battle of Midway, commemorated annually in the U.S. Navy, warrants close attention. This Naval Institute guide includes some of the most vibrant and informed accounts by individuals who fought on both sides of the June 1942 battle. The anthology pulls together memoirs, articles, excerpts from other Naval Institute Press books, and relevant government documents to help readers understand what happened and explain why the battle was so significant to the naval service. It also includes selections from several important Naval Institute oral histories. From the enlisted man's perspective to the admiral's, for both Americans and Japanese, The Battle of Midway ensures that readers see the U.S. Navy's greatest victory as the participants experienced it.