By examining the development of Japan's first-strike carrier battle group, the Kido Butai, Britts charts both the rise of Japan as a wartime power as well as the demise of the Royal Navy. Japan, by concentrating their six largest aircraft-carriers into a single strike force with state-of-the-art aircraft, had taken a quantum leap forward in warfighting at sea. Simultaneously, British forces found themselves outmatched in this Eastern theatre and Britts makes the case, by looking at a set of key battles, that this is where the global supremacy of Britain's naval power ended.
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- ISBN-13: 9781682471579
- ISBN-10: 1682471578
- Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
- Publish Date: October 2017
- Page Count: 272
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds