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Old Friends New EnemiesVolume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945$
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Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen, and John Horsfield

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198201502

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.001.0001

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The Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean

(p.81) IV The Indian Ocean
Old Friends New Enemies

Arthur J. Marder

Oxford University Press

The first section of this chapter examines the Japanese strategy in the Indian Ocean. It includes calculations of Allied potential for counter-offensives, assessments of American morale, the prospect of early British collapse, the importance of detaching India from the British Empire, the Japanese compromise on a limited thrust to occupy Port Moresby on the Coral Sea, and plans for subsequent strikes at Ceylon and then Hawaii. The second section describes the Japanese–German naval relations, Hitler's preoccupation with the Russian war, the absence of joint operational planning, differing goals, and insecure communications. The third section describes Nagumo Chiuchi, his inexperience in carrier warfare, and the accomplishments and limitations of Japanese naval intelligence. The fourth section describes Admiral Sir James Somerville and the new Eastern Fleet. The last section presents Layton's evaluation of the position in the Indian Ocean and Somerville's analysis of his prospects.

Keywords:   India, British empire, Port Moresby, Nagumo Chiuchi, Japan, naval intelligence

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