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I believe in his book it is an AAF report of a pink cruiser. nt
...SUBTLE, patrolling Malacca Strait, which sighted HAGURO and sent a report of a NACHI class heavy cruiser painted pink & green, etc.
This is in John Winton's book, SINK THE HAGURO! , but how or where Dull found the detail is not clear to me...At least not based on his bibliography.
Below in the 2019 "Midway" movie film critique thread, mention was made by writer of a scholarly book which has not been mentioned here, to this knowledge, as a valuable source for big-picture knowledge of the Pacific War (and additional on Midway).
Professor Paul Dull's [1911-1981] (A Battle History of) The Imperial Japanese Navy, 1941-1945 , USNI, 1978, is in this opinion, well worth having on the shelf of students of the Pacific War.
Copies are available on the "A" place for as little as $5 and change.
As the work is based on Professor Dull's (USMCR) work in US Naval Intelligence during the War, material from about 200 rolls of IJN microfilm rolls, it presents a "real time, as the Allies' enemy saw the Pacific War," viewpoint.
Because the 402 pp volume covers the whole 1941-45 period, it provides additional IJN-origin data much broader than Shattered Sword .
'Many of you read it?
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