TITLE

REFLECTING ON FUCHIDA, OR "A TALE OF THREE WHOPPERS."

AUTHOR(S)
Parshall, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Naval War College Review;Spring2010, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Battle of Midway in the North Pacific Ocean during World War II. The author looks at the historiography of this battle, specifically the work of Mitsuo Fuchida. The author argues that Fuchida made several misstatements. The author examines the use of personal accounts in the study of naval history. The article analyzes the power of self-serving ideas that may be wrong but support national self-images. The article also looks at three misstatements made by Fuchida, including one concerning the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
ACCESSION #
51197434

 

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