The Pacific Theatre of WW2

June 22, 2007

Matt Baumann

The war in the Pacific (1937-1945) pitted the Empire of Japan against China, the United States of America, and their allies. The war became the largest single campaign (geographically) in human history, and caused rapid and revolutionary changes in naval and air-war thinking. In this talk I will (at lightning speed) touch on the causes, major battles, political aspects and final outcome of the Pacific war. The talk will approach the war from a naval and naval-aviation perspective, comparing the radically different American and Japanese tactics. (Slides are in PowerPoint Format)