WWII

Java Sea 75th Anniversary

Java Sea - Allied fleet

As Monday was the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Java Sea I felt it an appropriate game for Sunday.

Battle of Java Sea - Imperial Fleet

Imperial heavy cruisers

Rear-Admiral Takeo Takagi was tasked with protecting the amphibious landings on Java from allied  surface vessels. He commanded a substantial force, two heavy cruiser, two lights cruisers and fourteen destroyers.

Battle of Java Sea - Allied Fleet

Allied Cruisers Java Sea

The speed of the Japanese advance though South East Asia astonished the allied forces. Very little time was available to muster a defence, fleets were thrown together with what was afloat from each of the allied nations. The result was a brave but inexperienced force.

Force Z, CY6! mini campaign

5th Mihoro Group attack from 9000'

December 10th, 1941. South China Sea.

The sinking of battleship HMS Price of Wales, and battlecruiser HMS Renown by Japanese bombers was the first time a capital ship was sunk solely by enemy aircraft and was clearly the first sign that the age of the battleship was coming to an end.

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