Neptune's Inferno.

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Neptune's Inferno.

Postby lwd » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:43 pm

I really liked this one. Much may be review for those more familiar with the naval aspects of the Gaudalcanal campaign but I round the descriptions very well done and detailed and it put all the battles in perspective. It also went into the politics of the USN in some detail and provieded a rather unflintching looks at many involved.

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Re: Neptune's Inferno.

Postby Electron » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:56 pm

I'm currently reading this i just finished the First Battle of guadalcanal november 13,but a few things that stands out is firstly the Bravery of the US Navy and Marines but also it has to be said the disorganization in almost every aspect of the Navy,having done a little reading on this subject before i bought the book i was aware that the US Marines were very unhappy at the Navys performance,..WELL its not hard to see why,the Japanese were re-enforcing the island at will under the very noses of the US Navy.Good book however and i'll perhaps add more when i've finished.

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Re: Neptune's Inferno.

Postby Steve Crandell » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:19 pm

Electron wrote:I'm currently reading this i just finished the First Battle of guadalcanal november 13,but a few things that stands out is firstly the Bravery of the US Navy and Marines but also it has to be said the disorganization in almost every aspect of the Navy,having done a little reading on this subject before i bought the book i was aware that the US Marines were very unhappy at the Navys performance,..WELL its not hard to see why,the Japanese were re-enforcing the island at will under the very noses of the US Navy.Good book however and i'll perhaps add more when i've finished.


The USN lost a lot of ships not doing anything.

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Re: Neptune's Inferno.

Postby aurora » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:52 pm

There was more blame to spread around than could possibly be laid upon the commanders on the spot. The Allied operations plan was poor. Although the distribution of the forces could not be helped, the fact that there were only two flag officers with the three screening groups necessarily led to command problems.
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Re: Neptune's Inferno.

Postby OpanaPointer » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:28 pm

The attrition of IJN aviators was important here.


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