The Marines’ last stand at Wake Island (1941)

Sunday morning 7 December 1941 is a date that is printed in the collective American mind. It was the day the Japanese launched their devastating surprise attack on the American Naval Base in Pearl Harbour on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Not the Americans, nor any of the Colonial Powers in the far East and Pacific were able to adequately

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The Battle of Wake Island 1941

The Battle of Wake Island 1941

It’s early morning of the 11th of December 1941. Aboard the light cruiser Yubari rear admiral Sadamichi Kajioka holds a final briefing before a planned invasion as his task force steams towards the Wake Atoll, a US military outpost in the western Pacific Ocean. The war has just started and the powerful Imperial Japanese Navy already inflicted several serious blows,

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