" For Japan, the battle of Midway was indeed a tragic defeat. The Japanese Combined Fleet, placing its faith in ‘quality rather than quantity had long trained and prepared to defeat a numerically superior enemy. Yet at Midway, a stronger Japanese force went down to defeat before a weaker enemy.
… With Midway as the turning point, the fortunes of war appeared definitely to shift from our own to the Allied side. The defeat taught us many lessons and impelled our navy, for the first time since the outbreak of war, to indulge in critical self-examination.”
- Mitsuo Fuchida (led the air strike against Pearl Harbor, was aboard the aircraft carrier Akagi during the battle of Midway)
" They had no right to win. And yet they did, and in doing so, they changed the course of a war."
- Walter Lord, Author
The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy (USN), under Admirals Chester W. Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance decisively defeated an attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), under Admirals Isoroku Yamamoto, Chuichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondo on Midway Atoll, inflicting irreparable damage on the Japanese fleet. Military historian John Keegan called it “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.” It was Japan’s first naval defeat since the Battle of Shimonoseki Straits in 1863.
Washington was actually not a great tactician. He lost more battles than he won and was know for how well he retreated and I love that about him.
I drew America younger than the show because I’ve always like the idea that America was still a very young country and rebelled at 13 -15 . Not to mention this documentary I keep listening to uses the metaphor of America being a child who’s growing up; and when a boy turned 15 they where considered an adult during the 1700’s.
Children were certainly expected to work more for the family at an early age in the 18th century. Determining the age of adulthood depended on the legal question.
Anyway, this picture is SO CUTE! <3
tHIS IS VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE LOOK AT ALFRED F JONES SAYING HI TO A FRICKING BIRDIE WOW WHAT A CUTIE PIE ARE YOU EVEN REAL