A complimentary strategic study, which speaks to the grand strategy. Convincingly argues that the Indian Ocean was second only to the Atlantic in importance to the war effort.
Leaves the directly operational details to other studies--once Force Z sorties from Singapore, we read only of its loss.
But puts paid to the story of Indomitable meant to accompany them. That was Ark Royal; when she was lost, they sailed without a carrier. The RAF would protect them until the fleet carriers arrived in 1942, as they did.
Extremely well sourced-lots of cues available in the notes and bibliography for further reading.