June 4, 2007

Today is the anniversary of the battle for Midway, June 4, 1942, sixty-five years ago. It was a miraculous victory by the Americans, made possible primarily because the U.S. had broken the Japanese code and pretty much knew what their next move would be. In today's issue of the online American Heritage blog they have one of the most succinct yet comprehensive account of the battle and the reasons for it, written by John Steele Gordon. I recommend it.

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