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Masterpiece in the Pacific - really

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MacArthur/Halsey Masterpiece in the Pacific – Operation Cartwheel

A commentary by David Baker.
In essence interesting but very short of facts and research, not only of the actual history but the geography of the areas concerned and finalised by a jingoistic opinion.

For example "... and by mid-September, the island of Lae was in American hands. " which is interesting because Lae is a town on Papua New Guniea - not an island - and a little bit more insight of the New Guniea campaign might have been worthwhile.

The balance of the mistakes is to lengthy to cover but an interesting phase short changed by a one sided opinion opportunity.

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9 hours ago, Sapling said:

MacArthur/Halsey Masterpiece in the Pacific – Operation Cartwheel

A commentary by David Baker.
In essence interesting but very short of facts and research, not only of the actual history but the geography of the areas concerned and finalised by a jingoistic opinion.

For example "... and by mid-September, the island of Lae was in American hands. " which is interesting because Lae is a town on Papua New Guniea - not an island - and a little bit more insight of the New Guniea campaign might have been worthwhile.

The balance of the mistakes is to lengthy to cover but an interesting phase short changed by a one sided opinion opportunity.

It gets worse. It would be more accurate- and generous- if the piece stated that "Lae was in allied hands".

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