Turning the Tide: The Naval Air Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway

Turning the Tide: The Naval Air Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway

Author: Arne Markland

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329244573

Category: History


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America was still reeling from Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor as the Japanese fleet was running amok in and around the Java Sea. Within months, Japan had occupied most of Southeast Asia. Flushed with "victory disease," the Imperial Japanese Army decided to go after Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, and asked the Japanese Navy for help in occupying the port. The IJA also wanted the IJN to seize control of the nearby Coral sea, and as a follow-up, to clear the waters around Guadalcanal of Allied ships. The consequent Battle of Coral Sea resulted in a strategic victory for the U.S. in that it thwarted the Japanese plan to occupy Port Moresby, and the failure of Japan's massive fleet to occupy Midway a few months later meant Japan would have to shrink her outer defense perimeter. It also meant that Japan's grandiose expansion plans came to a grinding halt, and that prospects for a victorious war were beginning to quickly fade.

Battles of the United States, by Sea and Land

Battles of the United States, by Sea and Land

Author: Henry Barton Dawson


ISBN: UOMDLP:abj1864:0001.001

Category: HISTORY

Page: 774

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Part one of this two-volume series contains highlights of the battles of Trenton and Princeton. Only volume one is included in this Anthology.

The Storm-God and the Sea

The Storm-God and the Sea

Author: Noga Ayali-Darshan

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161559549

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The tale of the combat between the Storm-god and the Sea that began circulating in the early second millennium BCE was one of the most well-known ancient Near Eastern myths. Its widespread dissemination in distinct versions across disparate locations and time periods - Syria, Egypt, Anatolia, Ugarit, Mesopotamia, and Israel - calls for analysis of all the textual variants in order to determine its earliest form, geo-cultural origin, and transmission history. In undertaking this task, Noga Ayali-Darshan examines works such as the Astarte Papyrus, the Pisaisa Myth, the Songs of Hedammu and Ullikummi, the Baal Cycle, Enuma elis, and pertinent biblical texts. She interprets these and other related writings philologically according to their provenance and comparatively in the light of parallel texts. The examination of this story appearing in all the ancient Near Eastern cultures also calls for a discussion of the theology, literature, and history of these societies and the way they shaped the local versions of the myth.