In late May 1942, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sent four aircraft carriers to attack the Pacific Fleet facilities of Midway Island. Yamamoto expected the Pacific Fleet carriers to rush to the scene from Pearl Harbor and into the trap he had prepared. However, Admiral Chester Nimitz had built a brilliant cryptography team at Pearl Harbor,…Keep reading
In early 1942, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto ordered the Striking Force (the Kido Butai) with four fully armed carriers, Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, and Soryu, to attack the island of Midway. When the Pacific Fleet carriers that had escaped the Pearl Harbor raid rushed to oppose the attack, the Striking Force would sink them. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Chester Nimitz had three…Keep reading
Queen Elizabeth had constructive relationships with all US presidents since she became queen in 1952, beginning with President Truman. A simple reason for this is that she stayed out of politics, but that is insufficient. She was well aware of the Special Relationship between Britain and the United States through the 20th century. She lived…Keep reading
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