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Old 26th Aug 2012, 21:45
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Turbine D
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Or if you prefer, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

Neither proved, just attributed.
Yes, very true.
I did forget the Battle of The Coral Sea took place the month before Midway. There, the US lost a few ships including a carrier plus another was damaged, but the Japanese lost a small carrier, and one of their big carriers was damaged while another lost many of its pilots. The result was neither of the two were able to participate at Midway, advantage to the US. Also, as I recall, the damaged American carrier sailed back to Hawaii, was quickly repaired and participated at Midway much to the surprise of the Japanese who thought it was severely damaged.
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