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Faithful reproduction of the IJN Akagi’s bridge — photo by Joseph May

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  1. 10 February 2014 19:18

    EXCELLENT reproduction of an incredible moment in history!

  2. 14 March 2018 14:05

    There were a dozen men, more or less, packed into this tiny trapezoid at Midway. Kusaka, Genda, Captain Aoki, Navigator Miura, and Admiral Nagumo himself. Two more of Nagumo’s staff plus several enlisted men to man the binoculars and run messages. They were packed in shoulder to shoulder like a Tokyo subway car at rush hour.

    Nagumo had no privacy to have discussions with his staff. Japanese embarrassment issues meant they couldn’t talk to each other candidly. This undoubtedly played a role in the defeat suffered on that fateful day.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      14 March 2018 23:32

      You are spot on! You’ve eloquently stated what I was amazed to learn in “Shattered Sword: the untold story of the Battle of Midway” by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully. Quite an insight you’ve made and thank you.

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