THE MOST DANGEROUS MOMENT OF THE WAR: JAPAN’S ATTACK ON THE INDIAN OCEAN, 1942
208pp., 16 photos., P.B. 2017. The Japanese had a vast new coastline to defend, stretching from New Guinea to Northern Burma, and having destroyed the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, could not accept the threat of the British Eastern Fleet based at Ceylon. Occupation of Ceylon was vital as it was a springboard into India.