TITLE

Sedan in the Pacific

AUTHOR(S)
Werner, Max
PUB. DATE
February 1942
SOURCE
New Republic;2/23/42, Vol. 106 Issue 8, p259
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the prospects for success of naval battle strategy of the U.S. Allied forces in Southwest Pacific region during the World War II. Emergence of Germany as the strongest power in the Fascist-imperialist coalition; Reasons for the defeats in the Southwest Pacific and loss of Singapore; Isolated fortresses as well as linear fortification belts as easy prey for attack; Discussion about the British Defense System in the Southwest Pacific formed by Hong Kong, Singapore and Darwin, consisting of scattered individual fortified bases; Dependence of Great Britain's resistance on China, the Soviet Union and the U.S.; Collapse of the theory of pure sea water as a factor responsible for defeat; Failure of perceiving of the war plan of Japan by Great Britain and the U.S.; Comments on the fall of Singapore that will lead to the extension of the fronts in the Far East; Collapse of the British defense system in the Southwest pacific; Evidence of the weak spot in air services of Japan; Problem of accumulation of military power, the organization of the new fronts and preparation of counter-offensives faced by anti-Japanese coalition.
ACCESSION #
14694029

 

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