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"The Most Dangerous Moment of the War": Japan's Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942 by [John Clancy]

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Editorial Reviews

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‘John Clancy masterfully combines the strategic overview, the tactical decision making and many personal experiences to bring this episode of the war to life.’
WWII Today

"The kind of story you'd find in illustrated form inone of the 1960s boys' comics such as Warlord, or Commando. Absolutely enthralling."
Books Monthly

"John is a professional author and it certainly shows in the book as it covers the whole period from the background to the war in the Far East up to the sinkings and beyond. I found the whole book fascinating as it gave a much wider view of the actions in 1942. I thoroughly recommend it to all those interested in the events of April 1942. "
The HMS Dorsetshire Association

"...provided ample detail explaining the losses and issues associated with the Indian Ocean Campaign for both sides. Included are several personal accounts, interviews and photographs. Unlike many other narratives of this type, he did not dwell on making excuses for the mistakes made by the fleet command nor beat them down for their decisions. He put it out there for the reader to decide. He also interjected the political side as well as Sir Winston Churchill’s concerns throughout the scenario. The book is fairly short and worth reading. -
Naval Historical Foundation

"The British facilities in Ceylon were hit hard in April 1942 by aircraft from five Japanese carriers, which sank two cruisers, an aircraft carrier, two destroyers, a corvette and 24 merchant ships. In “The Most Dangerous Moment of the War,” the author gives a well-detailed account of the raid, which badly stung the Royal Navy but which the Japanese failed to exploit to a strategic advantage."
Seapower

"...well researched and full of details...details that go far in completing the story of why British leaders acted as they did at the time. The motivations of those leaders are explained without blame or excuse, presenting a balanced view of men acting under the stress of war during a critical time.
WWII History

"Excellent little book…an important gap in naval history has thus been covered and covered very well."
Baird Maritime

“I found this book to be a very good read and with all the details of the military actions of April 1942 it was very hard to put down. It is an excellent description of the Japanese raid into the Indian Ocean in 1942 and is recommended to anyone wanting to know more about this operation.”
Model Builder International --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

John Clancy is an experienced author of over fifteen local history books and holds an MA in archaeology and heritage from the University of Leicester. His father was a survivor of the sinking of HMS Cornwall, and later in life he met another survivor who provided many missing links in the story. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • File Size : 2475 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 208 pages
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers; Reprint Edition (November 19, 2015)
  • Publication Date : November 19, 2015
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B018RG2146
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

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M. Mason
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but a little weak - 3.5 starts
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 3, 2015
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Mark Time
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 7, 2015
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Aubury
4.0 out of 5 stars Gives moment to this period in WW2
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 4, 2018
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seystoke
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, interesting and entertaining
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5.0 out of 5 stars JAPAN MISSED A CHANCE TO CONTROL THE INDIAN OCEAN
Reviewed in Canada on August 23, 2016
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