Book Review – ‘Joe Rochefort’s War: The odyssey of the codebreaker who outwitted Yamamoto at Midway’ by Elliot Carlson

By Eric Grove, published October 2020


The large number of people who have seen the feature film ‘Battle of Midway’ will no doubt remember the rather eccentric US Naval intelligence chief at Hawaii, Joe Rochefort. Clearly an eccentric, but having the trust of the US naval command, he was able to say where the Japanese attack would fall. This laid the foundations for the American counter attack that led to the loss of the heart of the Japanese Navy’s main carrier striking force, the Kido Butai, that had opened the Pacific War at Pearl Harbor….

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Filed under: WW2 | Twentieth Century | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography | Miscellaneous

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